Negative fractions

• Jul 31st 2007, 06:07 PM
msgoth
Negative fractions
I dont seem to get these things. I have a problem that is blowing me away. Can anyone help me with this?

- 1 / (-4)^-4 where do I start here?
• Jul 31st 2007, 07:48 PM
ThePerfectHacker
Quote:

Originally Posted by msgoth
I dont seem to get these things. I have a problem that is blowing me away. Can anyone help me with this?

- 1 / (-4)^-4 where do I start here?

$\frac{-1}{(-4)^{-4}} = \frac{-1}{\frac{1}{(-4)^4}} = -(-4)^4 = -256$