Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises: 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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