Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 1, Equations and Inequalities - 1.2 Evaluate and Simplify Algebraic Expressions - Guided Practice for Example 4; Guided Practice for Example 5 - Page 12-13: 14



Work Step by Step

Recall, the exponent that a number is raised to determines how many times the number should be multiplied by itself. Thus: $$(-2)^8=-2\times-2\times-2\times-2\times-2\times-2\times-2\times-2=256$$
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