Posted by Shawn on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 6:04pm.
I have been out of school for a long time and not understanding these questions. Please help
why is 5^0=1
can you explain when (3)^n is positive and when it is negative.

Algebra Please Help  bobpursley, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 6:08pm
By definition, anything to the zero power is 1.
any real number taken to a positive power is positive.
Any negative number taken to even power is positive, if taken to a negative power, it is negative.
(3)^2= +9
(3)^3=27