#### Answer

21

#### Work Step by Step

$(-5)^{2}-(0.5)^{-2}$
$25-(\frac{1}{.25})$
$25-4$
$21$

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21

$(-5)^{2}-(0.5)^{-2}$
$25-(\frac{1}{.25})$
$25-4$
$21$

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