This week in Class we were learning the basics about negative exponents. Going into it I thought it would be extremely tough, turns out math with negative exponents is easy then positive ones!
I am going to show you step by step how to solve an equation with negative exponents:
So, really 8x is,
Which then to get the exponent positive you move it to look like. And because the base is x, x moves with it.
And that’s your final answer! Easy right?
We will do another one, 12a . It really looks like,
But we flip the negative to make it positive,
You can not simplify, so there is your final answer.