Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.8 Exponential Notation and Order of Operations - 1.8 Exercise Set: 34

Answer

$-32$

Work Step by Step

The given expression, $ -2^5 $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -(2\cdot2\cdot2\cdot2\cdot2) \\\\= -(32) \\\\= -32 .\end{array}
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