# Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-6 Multiplying and Dividing Real Numbers - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 22

-4

#### Work Step by Step

$\sqrt 16$ means that we are supposed to find what number times itself equals 16. We recall that 4 times 4 is 16, so $\sqrt 16$ is 4. However, there is a negative outside of the $\sqrt 16$. This means that we multiply the $\sqrt 16$ by negative 1, leaving us with the answer: -4.

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