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Is the number positive if the power is negative?

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2013-01-15 21:20:51

It does not work that way.

A negative power is simply the reciprocal.

So that x-a = 1/xa

The reciprocal is negative or positive according to whether the number itself is negative or positive. [And, if the number is 0, the reciprocal is not defined.]

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