Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.2 - Operations with Real Numbers and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions - Exercise Set: 63

Answer

$-8$

Work Step by Step

Having an exponent of 3 means that the base (in this case -2) will be multiplied by itself three times. Thus, $(-2)^3 \\=(-2)(-2)(-2) \\=4(-2) \\=-8$
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