# SOLUTION: When rewriting an exponential expression with a negative exponent and a positive base to an expression containing only a positve exponent does the sign of the base change? Can you

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 Question 364656: When rewriting an exponential expression with a negative exponent and a positive base to an expression containing only a positve exponent does the sign of the base change? Can you answer, explain and give me an example? Explain the example so I can learn. I am realy trying hard to learn algebra in my college class.Math is my worst subject.Answer by rfer(12730)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!examples 6^-2=1/6^2=1/36 (1/4)^-2=1/(1/4)2=1/(1/16)=1/(1/16)=1*16=16 Does that help? Bob