# SOLUTION: 8 = 2^3 I submitted the first problem incorrectly and tried to solve the problem with some understanding from the text. I states if x =a^p then 1/x =1/ap = a-p. So I was trying

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Exponents -> SOLUTION: 8 = 2^3 I submitted the first problem incorrectly and tried to solve the problem with some understanding from the text. I states if x =a^p then 1/x =1/ap = a-p. So I was trying       Log On

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents Question 257984: 8 = 2^3 I submitted the first problem incorrectly and tried to solve the problem with some understanding from the text. I states if x =a^p then 1/x =1/ap = a-p. So I was trying to decipher the above example using the formula. 8= 2^3 then 1/2 = 0.5 = 8- 1/3. I wanted to know how the 1/2 was arrived at.Or can someone explain the process. I am Clueless Thanking you in advance TeiTeiAnswer by kev82(148)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If x=a^p then 1/x=1/(a^p) = a^(-p). In you case 8=2^3, 1/8 = 1/(2^3) = 2^(-3)