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**bkbowser** $\displaystyle (-1/36)^-1/4$ The answer section is saying that this is not a real number. **The -1/4 is an exponent.**

First off I'd like to make sure I have the question correct.

$\displaystyle (-1/36)^-1/4$ is asking me for the quotient of one and the negative quotient of the fourth root's of 1 and 36. Which ends up as the quotient of$\displaystyle -(36^1/4)$ and $\displaystyle -(1^1/4)$.

Secondly, although i understand that this is not a real number, I am confused by the vague definition. If it isnt a real number what is it?