## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 2 - Real Numbers - Chapter 2 Review Problem Set - Page 88: 35

36

#### Work Step by Step

To solve the expression, we simplify the expression within the parenthesis first and then raise the resulting expression to the power of 2. Note, because of order of operations, we raise numbers in parenthesis to their exponent before we subtract: $(2^{2}-2-2^{3})^{2}$ =$(4-2-8)^{2}$ =$(2-8)^{2}$ =$(-6)^{2}$ =$36$

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