Level 2 Exponents  Summary and Q&A
TL;DR
Negative exponents can be resolved by taking the reciprocal of the base and raising it to the positive exponent.
Questions & Answers
Q: What is the concept of a negative exponent in level 2 exponents?
A negative exponent means taking the reciprocal of the base and raising it to the positive version of the exponent.
Q: Why is 2 to the negative third power equal to 1/8?
2 to the negative third power is equivalent to the reciprocal of 2, which is 1/2. When raised to the third power (1/2)^3, it equals 1/8.
Q: How do you resolve 3 to the negative 2 power?
To resolve 3 to the negative 2 power, take the reciprocal of 3, which is 1/3. Raise 1/3 to the positive 2 power, resulting in 1/9.
Q: What is the general rule for resolving negative exponents?
The general rule is to take the reciprocal of the base and raise it to the positive exponent.
Summary & Key Takeaways

Negative exponents can be resolved by taking the reciprocal of the base and raising it to the positive exponent.

For example, 2 to the negative third power is equivalent to 1/2 to the third power, which equals 1/8.

The same concept applies to fractions, where the reciprocal is taken before raising it to the positive exponent.