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October 3rd, 2015, 05:41 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Oct 2015 From: Kota Posts: 1 Thanks: 0  Negative of an exponent
What will be the negative of (2/3)^3?

October 3rd, 2015, 06:37 AM  #2 
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8/27

October 3rd, 2015, 11:10 AM  #3 
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That's pretty basic arithmetic. What was causing you difficulty?

October 4th, 2015, 02:50 PM  #4 
Senior Member Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 390 Thanks: 70 
(2/3)^3= (2/3)(2/3)(2/3) = 8/27 Therefore the negative of this result is 8/27. This number is not the negative of an exponent. Maybe you are asking about the negative of the exponent 3 in the expression. In that case you would have (2/3)^3 = (3/2)(3/2)(3/2) = 27/8 
October 4th, 2015, 10:06 PM  #5 
Newbie Joined: Aug 2015 From: USA Posts: 29 Thanks: 0  (2/3)^3= (2/3)(2/3)(2/3) = 8/(27) for negative it will be reciprocal of above...however it should be remember that just multiply at the rate which is exponent. and   = +,  + =  

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