# If i is raised to an odd power, then it cannot simplify to be?

-1, -i, i

**Solution:**

In a complex number, i is refered to imaginary number. We know that i = √-1.

Squaring on both the sides i^{2 }= -1

If we increase the power again by multiplying i on both the sides

i^{3 }= i^{2 }× i

= (-1)i

= -i

Hence we observe that we get -1 for even power which clearly shows that we cannot get the same value for odd power.

Therefore, if i is raised to an odd power, then it can not simplify to be -1.

## If i is raised to an odd power, then it cannot simplify to be?

**Summary:**

If i is raised to an odd power, then it cannot simplify to be -1.

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