Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapter 2 Review Problem Set: 3

Answer

$-16$

Work Step by Step

$-4^2 = -(4^2)$ The exponent is 2, which means that 4 will be multiplied by itself 2 times. Thus, $-4^2=-(4^2) = -(4 \cdot 4) = -16$
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