**Negative Exponent Property**

The **Negative Exponent Property** states that for any nonzero real number b, and any integer n, b to the power of -n is the reciprocal of b to the power of n. Similarly, b to the power of n is the reciprocal of b to the power of -n.

We can express these as { b }^{ -n }=\frac { 1 }{ { b }^{ n } } and \frac { 1 }{ { b }^{ -n } } ={ b }^{ n }.