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: 8

Answer

$-81$

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: $-3^4 = -(3^4)=-(3 \cdot 3 \cdot 3 \cdot 3)=-81$
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