Answer:
Think of these numbers:
2 to the power 4
This means 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16
2 to the power 3
This means 2 x 2 x 2 = 8
2 to the power 2
This means 2 x 2 = 4
2 to the power 1
This means 2 x 1 = 2
Continue this down:
2 to the power 0
This means 1 (Anything to the power 0 is always 1)
2 to the power 1
This means 1/2 or 0.5
2 to the power 2
This means 1/4 or 0.25 (You divide 1 by 2 squared)
2 to the power 3
This means 1/8 or 0.25 (You divide 1 by 2 cubed)
If you look back through this you should see that there is a
relationship between positive and negative powers. The negative
power is the inverse or reciprocal of the number.
