#### Answer

$-9$

#### Work Step by Step

Using the laws of exponents, the given expression, $
-(-3)^2
,$ simplifies to
\begin{array}{l}\require{cancel}
-(9)
\\\\=
-9
.\end{array}

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321969359

ISBN 13:
978-0-32196-935-4

$-9$

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