A sloth moves along a tree at 3^-1 m each minute. How long will it take a sloth to climb a tree that is 33 m tall?

Having a negative exponent means that your nominator and denominator flip, and the exponent stays with the number it was with. (ie 2

^{-3}= 1/2^{3})Since the exponent is only a power of 1, this becomes a fairly easy problem

33 = x/3