# Quick, basic exponent problem

Quick question regarding some exponential rules:

Why is it that $(1-(1-x))^n = x^n$?

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It actually has nothing to do with exponential rules! –  A.P. May 3 '13 at 8:00
Simply because $$1-(1-x)=1-1-(-x)=x.$$ This has nothing to do with exponential rules.