Anumber raised to a negative exponent is negative

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Anumber raised to a negative exponent is negative

Anumber raised to a negative exponent is negative

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.

I can't quite tell what you're asking, bit this is false.

[tex]{3}^{ - 2} \\ \frac{1}{ {3}^{2} } \\ \frac{1}{9}[/tex]

It is negative only when the number itself is negative.

hence, sometimes.

Sometimes - only if the numbers are both negative will it be negative