Hello,

First, I just want to say "Hello!" since I am new here. I am just starting my PreCal class this summer. I am a CS major, but have to take it for my degree.

My problem is this:

I have to express the following as a number in the form a/b, assuming a and b are integers.

-2^4 + 3^-1

I know that to get rid of the negative exponent I need to make it 1/3^1. However, I cannot seem to figure it out completely. Any help would be appreciated.