## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson

# Chapter 1 - Review Exercises - Page 98: 30

#### Answer

$-32$

#### Work Step by Step

The given expression means "the negative of $2^5$." Thus, $-2^5 = -(2^5)$ An exponent of 5 means that $2$ will appear as a factor 5 times: $= -(2 \cdot 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 2 \cdot 2) \\= -32$

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