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 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.3 Formulas - 2.3 Exercise Set: 62

Answer

$-32$

Work Step by Step

The given expression, $ (-2)^5 $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l} (-2)(-2)(-2)(-2)(-2) \\\\= 4(-2)(-2)(-2) \\\\= -8(-2)(-2) \\\\= 16(-2) \\\\= -32 .\end{array}
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