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Q: How do you calculate the negative power of a number?

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It is equivalent to 1 over 5 to the power of 5, or 1 over 3125.

When a negative number is raised to an even power the result is a positive number

Please consider the following two facts: A negative number to an even power is positive; but a negative number to an odd power is negative. Any positive number is greater than any negative number.

A number to a negative power is equal to One divided by number to its positive power. So, x^-2 is equal to 1/x2.

Yes

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(-1)^3 = -1 Every negative number raised to the odd power is a negative number.

Negative, because 5 is an odd number

A negative power gives you the reciprocal of the positive power so yes you flip your number.

The result will be a negative value.

The answer depends on the power number. If, for example, the power number is -0.5, then there is no rule in real numbers.

It can be a negative or a positive number depending on the absolute value of the power.e.g.(-4) to the power of -2 gives (1/16) and(-4) to the power of -1 gives (-1/4)

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9. Any negative number squared is positive.

Any positive number to the 0th power is one. ex. (51^0 = 1) Any negative number to the 0th power is negative one. ex. (-23^0 = -1) The exception is 0. 0^0 = 0

It is the positive form of the number raised to that power, multpilied by -1 raised to that power.

No. Negative numbers to even powers are positive.

No it is ten to the negative fourth power. If the number is greater than 1 it is to a positive power, if the number is smaller thann 1 it is to a negative power.

10-1 = 1/10 A number raised to a negative power is equal to the reciprocal of the number raised to the power. So a-b = (1/a)b = 1/ab

-3^2 = 9 -(3^2) = -9

Yes. Any multiplication involving an odd number of negative operands will be negative (assuming non-zero operands).

some times dams have negitives effects I added the answer below to a link of a Yahoo answer; however, it IS possible to calculate the log of a negative number but you have to work in complex numbers.

It does not work that way. A negative power is simply the reciprocal. So that x-a = 1/xa The reciprocal is negative or positive according to whether the number itself is negative or positive. [And, if the number is 0, the reciprocal is not defined.]

There is no answer - it is an error: negative numbers do not have logarithms. The log if a number tells to what power the (positive) base must be raised to get the number. Raising any positive number to any power will never result in a negative number, so it is an error to try and take the log of a negative number.

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