College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.2 - Algebra Essentials - R.2 Assess Your Understanding: 76

Answer

$-16$

Work Step by Step

An exponent of $2$ means $4$ will appear as a factor twice. Multiply $4$ by itself to obtain: $-4^2= -(4 \cdot 4) =-(16)=-16$
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