# Exponents

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• Sep 13th 2009, 07:28 AM
uma
Exponents
(-4)power 4 * (- 4) power 5 =(- 1) power (p) determine p in the following .
• Sep 13th 2009, 07:33 AM
mathaddict
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Originally Posted by uma
(-4)power 4 * (- 4) power 5 =(- 1) power (p) determine p in the following .

Hi , u mean $(-4)^4\times(-4)^5=(-1)^p$

$(-4)^9=(-1)^p$

I don think there is a solution because (-1) to the power of anything gives you -1 or 1 ..