What is the value of 4^{-3}? I tried this on a calculator (google calculator... lol) but it gives me this weird answer that I don't even think is true. Please help me out!

Guest Mar 1, 2015

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Here is another indice post that you can learn from :)

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/indices-especially-negative-indices#r2

Melody
Mar 1, 2015

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$$\\4^{-3}=\frac{4^{-3}}{\textcolor[rgb]{0,0,1}{1}} = \frac{1}{\textcolor[rgb]{0,0,1}{1}*4^{+3}}=\frac{1}{4^3}=\frac{1}{64}$$

To get rid of a negative indice swap the number or pronumeral with it to the other side of the fraction line and change the negative indice into a positive one.

If that leaves nothin on the top then put a 1 there.

I put the 2 ones in blue to show you that it did not change its position!

Melody
Mar 1, 2015

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Best Answer

Here is another indice post that you can learn from :)

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/indices-especially-negative-indices#r2

Melody
Mar 1, 2015