Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.8 - Exponents and Order of Operations - Exercise Set - Page 99: 11



Work Step by Step

Multiply the base by itself the number of times that the exponent indicates. Since there are no parenthesis, the negative sign adds a negative coefficient on the exponential expression. -5$^4$=-(5)(5)(5)(5)=-(25)(5)(5)=-(125)(5)=-(625)=-625
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