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Negative Exponents 

Negative Exponents

Mathematical Composition

Stephen J. Lurie

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Negative Exponents

A negative exponent denotes the reciprocal of the expression, as illustrated in these examples:

x−n= 1/xnA−1 = 1/AB−2 = 1/B2

A negative exponent may simplify some expressions within running text:


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