Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 1 - Section 1.3 - Operations on Real Numbers and Order of Operations - Exercise Set: 42

Answer

$\frac{1}{16}$

Work Step by Step

$(-\frac{1}{2})^{4}=-\frac{1}{2}\times-\frac{1}{2}\times-\frac{1}{2}\times-\frac{1}{2}=(-\frac{1}{2}\times-\frac{1}{2})\times(-\frac{1}{2}\times-\frac{1}{2})=\frac{1}{4}\times\frac{1}{4}=\frac{1}{16}$
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