Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - 2.4 - Exponents - Problem Set 2.4 - Page 75: 5



Work Step by Step

Recall, the exponent tells us how many times to multiply the base (which is the number below the exponent) by itself. Thus, we obtain: $(-2)^3 = (-2) \cdot (-2) \cdot (-2)=-8$
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