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how do i simplify 6x^-3 the -3 is an exponent

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nesha123 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 21, 2013 at 6:16 PM via web

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how do i simplify 6x^-3

the -3 is an exponent

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violy | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted April 6, 2013 at 5:06 AM (Answer #1)

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You may take note of this: 

x^-m = 1/x^m. 

Here is an example: 

2x^-5 = 2*(1/x^5) = 2/x^5. 

 

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