Question:
I understand how to figure out for example 4 to the power of 3,what I
don't understand is how to figure it out using both negative numbers and
negative exponents,as an exaple -4 to the power of 6 and what makes this
different that (-5) to the power of 7,please help me if you can.I am an
adult taking correspondence and finding it quite frustrating.thanks again
for any help you can provide

Hi Ivy,

The 3 in the expression 4^{ 3} tells you to multiply
4 by itself 3 times. Thus