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2015-10-18T20:19:40+08:00
 It means that the base is on the wrong side of the fraction line
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A negative exponent is the inverse of the same number with a positive exponent.

Examples: 

a.)   4^{-2} =  \frac{1}{4 ^{2} } =  \frac{1}{16}

b.)   \frac{1}{7 ^{-2} } = 7 ^{2} =49

c.)   \frac{1}{x ^{-2} } = 25
       x^{2} =25
       \sqrt{x ^{2} } = \sqrt{25}
      x=5
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