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## Negative Exponents Of Fractional Bases - Sample Math Practice Problems

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### Complexity=5, Mode=1

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1.
( 1
2
)
 -1
2.
( 1
3
)
 -4

### Complexity=7, Mode=denominator

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1.
( 1
5
)
 -4
2.
( 1
2
)
 -4

### Complexity=10

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1.
( 1
10
)
 -4
2.
( 10
4
)
 -4

### Complexity=15

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1.
( 10
12
)
 -3
2.
( 3
10
)
 -3

### Complexity=5, Mode=1

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1
( 1
2
)
 -1
Solution

( 1
2
)
 -1
= 1 ÷
( 1
2
)
 1

1 ÷
( 1
2
)
 1
=
( 2
1
)
 1

( 2
1
)
 1
=  21  =  2
2
( 1
3
)
 -4
Solution

( 1
3
)
 -4
= 1 ÷
( 1
3
)
 4

1 ÷
( 1
3
)
 4
=
( 3
1
)
 4

( 3
1
)
 4
=  34  =  81

### Complexity=7, Mode=denominator

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1
( 1
5
)
 -4
Solution

( 1
5
)
 -4
= 1 ÷
( 1
5
)
 4

1 ÷
( 1
5
)
 4
=
( 5
1
)
 4

( 5
1
)
 4
=  54  =  625
2
( 1
2
)
 -4
Solution

( 1
2
)
 -4
= 1 ÷
( 1
2
)
 4

1 ÷
( 1
2
)
 4
=
( 2
1
)
 4

( 2
1
)
 4
=  24  =  16

### Complexity=10

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1
( 1
10
)
 -4
Solution

( 1
10
)
 -4
= 1 ÷
( 1
10
)
 4

1 ÷
( 1
10
)
 4
=
( 10
1
)
 4

( 10
1
)
 4
=  104  =  10000
2
( 10
4
)
 -4
Solution

( 10
4
)
 -4
= 1 ÷
( 10
4
)
 4

1 ÷
( 10
4
)
 4
=
( 4
10
)
 4
Simplify the fraction:

( 4
10
)
 4
=
( 2
5
)
 4

( 2
5
)
 4
=
 2454

 2454
=
 16625

### Complexity=15

Evaluate the following. If the answer is a whole number, just give the whole number. For fractions, express as 'numerator/denominator'. e.g. '5/7'. Also, use improper fractions -- not mixed fractions -- in your answer.

1
( 10
12
)
 -3
Solution

( 10
12
)
 -3
= 1 ÷
( 10
12
)
 3

1 ÷
( 10
12
)
 3
=
( 12
10
)
 3
Simplify the fraction:

( 12
10
)
 3
=
( 6
5
)
 3

( 6
5
)
 3
=
 6353

 6353
=
 216125
2
( 3
10
)
 -3
Solution

( 3
10
)
 -3
= 1 ÷
( 3
10
)
 3

1 ÷
( 3
10
)
 3
=
( 10
3
)
 3

( 10
3
)
 3
=
 10333

 10333
=
 100027