# Anumber raised to a negative exponent is negative

Anumber raised to a negative exponent is negative

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1. kaykayhodge says:

Dividing negative exponents is almost the same as multiplying them, except you're doing the opposite: subtracting where you would have added and dividing where you would have multiplied. If the bases are the same, subtract the exponents. Remember to flip the exponent and make it positive, if needed.

${3}^{ - 2} \\ \frac{1}{ {3}^{2} } \\ \frac{1}{9}$