Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - Chapters 1-5 Cumulative Review Problem Set: 6

Answer

$-32$

Work Step by Step

According to the expression, the negative sign is not encapsulated by the exponent. Thus, we put the negative sign outside of the parenthesis to obtain: $-2^{5}=-(2^{5})=-(2\times2\times2\times2\times2)=-32$
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