College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Concept and Vocabulary Check: 5



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$5^{-2}$ does not equal $-5^2$. $5^{-2}=\frac{1}{5^2}=\frac{1}{25}$, while $-5^2=-(5^2)=-25$.
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