EXPONENT OF THE FORM
TO CONVERT FROM EXPONENT FORM TO RADICAL FORM
Please note that in the fractional exponent, the top(numerator)
is the power
and the bottom (denominator) is the root.
NEGATIVE INTEGER EXPONENTS
ODD AND EVEN POWERS
Since Multiplication of an odd number of negatives is negative
since multiplication of an even number of negatives is positive,
we can say that a negative raised to an odd power is negative and
a negative raised to an even power is positive.
Given that r is an integer, if r is odd.
THE ELEVATOR RULE
2. Given :
THE ELEVATOR RULE APPLIES ONLY TO FACTORS WITH NEGATIVE
Example rational exponents: