Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-1 Zero and Negative Exponents - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 47

Answer

Negative

Work Step by Step

Anything raised to an even power (like two) is always positive. However, there is a negative one being multiplied by 2 raised to the second power, so the answer becomes negative.
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