#### 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$

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0-13417-894-7

ISBN 13:
978-0-13417-894-3

$-32$

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