# SOLUTION: what is 7 to the negative 3rd power??

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents-negative-and-fractional Question 145990: what is 7 to the negative 3rd power??Answer by nerdybill(6958)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Rules for exponents allow you to convert a "negative" power to a positive power by simply moving either: from the "numerator to the denominator" or from the "denominator to the numerator" . For example: if you have: x^(-3) this is equal to 1/x^3 if you have: 1/x^(-3) this is equal to x^3 . Your problem: 7 to the negative 3rd power is written as: 7^(-3) is the same as: 1/7^3 . 1/7^3 = 1/343 or in decimal 0.0029154...