Change the sign of the exponent by rewriting the base as its reciprocal.

Rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Raise to the power of .

Evaluate (1/16)^(-5/4)

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# Evaluate (1/16)^(-5/4)

Change the sign of the exponent by rewriting the base as its reciprocal.

Rewrite as .

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Raise to the power of .

Evaluate (1/16)^(-5/4)