Evaluate (-5)^-3(-5)^2

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(-5)-3(-5)2
Multiply (-5)-3 by (-5)2 by adding the exponents.
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Use the power rule aman=am+n to combine exponents.
(-5)-3+2
Add -3 and 2.
(-5)-1
(-5)-1
Rewrite the expression using the negative exponent rule b-n=1bn.
1-5
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
-15
The result can be shown in multiple forms.
Exact Form:
-15
Decimal Form:
-0.2
Evaluate (-5)^-3(-5)^2

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