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|Posté le: Lun 27 Nov - 15:28 (2017) Sujet du message: Calculating Value Derived from Negative Exponents?
I feel like I'm posting about exponents in here a lot! Hope this is okay. Have a quick question regarding calculating the value derived from a negative exponent. Here goes. So this is a typical example...
Then, logically you can do the following:
Now again, at this point a lot of my text books would say, hey, flip the statement with the negative exponent around to be the following:
or cleaned up...
But my question is... Are there ever instances where you have to deal with 2−112−11 and if so, how do you calculate -1/1? I'm fine with flipping it around so it becomes 12111211 but I want to make sure I can do this in all instances, as at the moment I worry that I can't easily figure out what -1/1 is.
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