2013-01-18

Exponentiation: notation

I've always wondered why we use the notation,
a^(-1) = 1/a
So after reading Euler, I tried it out, and figured it out.
a^b * a = a^(b+1)
a^b = a^(b+1) / a
a^(-1) = a^(-1+1) / = a^0 / a = 1/a

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