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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Short Answer: Simplify the following expression, and rewrite it in an equivalent form with positive exponents. (-x-3)-5

OpenStudy (anonymous):

x=8

jimthompson5910 (jim_thompson5910):

\[\large (-x^{-3})^{-5}=-x^{-3*-5}=-x^{15}\]

jimthompson5910 (jim_thompson5910):

or if it's really \[\large (-x-3)^{-5}\], then... \[\large (-x-3)^{-5}=\frac{1}{(-x-3)^5}\]

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