Distributive Property with Negative Exponents
In Saxon, Algebra 1, second edition, lesson 42, problem 26, it gives me the following equation:
-(-2)⁻³ * -2 - (-2)² * 4
How do I solve the beginning of the problem with the negative exponent?
If it was alone, I'd do the following:
-(-2)⁻³ = 1/-(-2)³
= 1/8?? (I think I did that right.)
But what do I do w/ it using the distributive property? Is it 1/8 multiplied by the rest of the problem?? If so, how'd I do that?