# from the theory of proveit.numbers.exponentiation¶

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import proveit
# Automation is not needed when building an expression:
proveit.defaults.automation = False # This will speed things up.
proveit.defaults.inline_pngs = False # Makes files smaller.
# import Expression classes needed to build the expression
from proveit import ExprTuple, a, n
from proveit.numbers import Exp, Neg, frac, one

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# build up the expression from sub-expressions
expr = ExprTuple(Exp(a, Neg(n)), frac(one, Exp(a, n)))

expr:
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# check that the built expression is the same as the stored expression
assert expr == stored_expr
assert expr._style_id == stored_expr._style_id
print("Passed sanity check: expr matches stored_expr")

Passed sanity check: expr matches stored_expr

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# Show the LaTeX representation of the expression for convenience if you need it.
print(stored_expr.latex())

\left(a^{-n}, \frac{1}{a^{n}}\right)

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stored_expr.style_options()

namedescriptiondefaultcurrent valuerelated methods
wrap_positionsposition(s) at which wrapping is to occur; 'n' is after the nth comma.()()('with_wrapping_at',)
justificationif any wrap positions are set, justify to the 'left', 'center', or 'right'leftleft('with_justification',)
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# display the expression information
stored_expr.expr_info()

core typesub-expressionsexpression
0ExprTuple1, 2
1Operationoperator: 11
operands: 3
2Operationoperator: 4
operands: 5
3ExprTuple13, 6
4Literal
5ExprTuple7, 8
6Operationoperator: 9
operand: 14
7Literal
8Operationoperator: 11
operands: 12
9Literal
10ExprTuple14
11Literal
12ExprTuple13, 14
13Variable
14Variable