Hello! I can’t seem to understand the solution to Q3 on the PrepSwift Quiz for Real Number Properties II.

The question states that a and b are **negative integers**, which of the following must also be **negative**?

One of the options in a^b which per the solution can be **positive.** If a is -5 and b is -2 for example:

a^b = -5^-2 = - (1/5^2) = -1/25.

The solution says: a^b can be positive as well. For example, (−5) = 25, which is positive. I know I’m probably missing something silly but can’t figure out what.

Thank you in advance for your help!