# Negative Exponents: Writing Powers of Fractions and Decimals

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### Write the following using only positive exponents. y^-4*z^-12

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### 2. Simplify the following: 5^-3*6^4*2^-1

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Negative exponents can make math trickier, but it's possible to turn them into fractions and decimals. In this quiz, you'll simplify a number of expressions with exponents into fractions or decimals.

## Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your ability to:

• Write a given expression using only positive exponents
• Simplify a given equation
• Take an expression and simplify it to its answer
• Determine what is true about negative exponents
• Write a simplified expression as a decimal

## Skills Practiced

• Reading comprehension - draw the most pertinent information from the related algebra lesson
• Critical thinking - use your knowledge to consider if something is or is not true about negative exponents
• Problem solving - simplify equations into fractions and decimals