Negative exponents

Negative exponents were a completely new concept to me so, when i was first given a problem with a negative exponent I was very confused and soon found out I got the completely wrong answer.

Once I was taught how to do them I realized that they actually weren’t to hard

Step one: Find the reciprocal of the power

so 5 to the power of negative 3 would then be 5  to the power of 3

Step two: Solve this new question

5 to the power of 3= 125

Step three: put the answer into a fraction