#multiplying #reciprocal #negative #exponent #dividing #negative #opposite #fraction #number #powers #always #times #times #makes #willNegative powers: will always be a fraction; if an exponent is negative, it makes it the opposite (not multiplying by 10 4 times but dividing by 10 4 times); Ex: 2 ^ -4 = 1/ (2^4) (take the reciprocal of the number) Ex: (5/8) ^-2 = (8/5)^2