# SOLUTION: I have a problem remembering how to perform the following equation. Please advise. (-1/2)^-3

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents-negative-and-fractional Question 234014: I have a problem remembering how to perform the following equation. Please advise. (-1/2)^-3Answer by nyc_function(2733)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What equation? You cannot have an equation without an equal sign. (-1/2)^-3 Use the rule: (a)^(negative exponent) = 1/(a)^(positive exponent), where "a" is any integer. (-1/2)^-3 becomes 1/(-1/2)^3 = 1/(-1/8) = 8/-1 = -8