Okay so, I'm in math class as I type this and we're learning about exponents, both positive and negative, and I am super great at the positive, just not the negative ones. Help Me please... The problem is this: c^6/c^-7

Guest Apr 10, 2015

#5**+8 **

Basically if something is raised to a negative power then put it on the other side of the fraction line and change the negative to a positive.

If there is no fraction line to start with then draw one in and put 1 on the bottom :)

Here is a post that could help you more:

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/indices-especially-negative-indices

Melody
Apr 11, 2015

#1**+5 **

A negative exponent basically means that the term is in the wrong place: if it is in the numerator, put it into the denominator and make the exponent positive; if it is in the denominator, put it into the numerator and make the exponent positive.

For c^{6} / c^{-7} ---> rewrite it as: c^{6} ยท c^{7} = c^{13}.

(Since the exponent is negative and the term is in the denominator, write the term in the numerator with a positive exponent.)

geno3141
Apr 10, 2015

#4**0 **

Sorry, I just wanted to know if I could help. But if you are in a higher grade than me, then I probs can't.

AmandaXo
Apr 10, 2015

#5**+8 **

Best Answer

Basically if something is raised to a negative power then put it on the other side of the fraction line and change the negative to a positive.

If there is no fraction line to start with then draw one in and put 1 on the bottom :)

Here is a post that could help you more:

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/indices-especially-negative-indices

Melody
Apr 11, 2015