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: 11

Answer

-625

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
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.