# Question #85def

##### 1 Answer

Aug 31, 2017

#### Explanation:

#(-5)^3/(-5^3)#

The issue here is dealing with the negatives. We should note that the minus sign in the numerator is contained *within* the power of

#=([-1(5)]^3)/(-1(5^3))#

Distributing the power:

#=((-1)^3 5^3)/(-1(5^3))#

Note that

#=(-1*5^3)/(-1*5^3)#

#=1#