**2**with an exponent of

**-1**. This is equal to

**.**

^{1}⁄_{2}This is a law of exponents.

## How to Find an Exponent of −1

Finding an exponent of −1 is easy.## Question

Use the law of exponents to find the power with an exponent of −1 below.## Step-by-Step:

## 1

Find the number that has an exponent of −1. In our example, the number is

**3**.## 3

## Answer:

We have found an exponent of −1.## Understanding Finding an Exponent of −1

Let us look at the rule for an exponent of −1:**2**is a^{ −1}**power**.- The
**base**of the power is**2**. - The
**exponent**is**−1**. - The fraction
is the reciprocal of^{1}⁄_{2}**2**.

## What Is a Reciprocal?

A reciprocal of a number is 1 divided by the number.## Reciprocal of a Fraction

The reciprocal of a fraction just flips the fraction upside down.## You might also like...

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