# How do you simplify (-1) to the 5th power?

${\left(- 1\right)}^{5} = - 1$
${\left(- 1\right)}^{5} = \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right) \times \left(- 1\right)$$=$$- 1$