Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter R - Section R.3 - Exponents, Roots, and Order of Operations - R.3 Exercises - Page 29: 9



Work Step by Step

The statement, "In the exponential expression −$8^5$, the base is -8" is false. The base is actually $8$, not $-8$; one should interpret the equation as:$-8^5=-(8^5)$.
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