Posted by **ashley** on Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 9:43am.

can someone please tell me if this is right or this simple really? the question is to express using a positive exponent. m^-6 so do you really just change it to m^6 so that it is positive? Or how do you go about that?

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**drwls**, Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 9:50am
m^-6 = 1/m^6

is how you would do it, without changing the value of the number represented.

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**ashley**, Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10:18am
where does the 1 come in?

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**Damon**, Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 10:47am
anything to a negative power is the inverse, or one over, the same thing to the positive power.

a^-b = 1/a^b

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