#### Answer

$(0.5)^{2}(-8)-(0.31)=-2.31$

#### Work Step by Step

$(0.5)^{2}(-8)-(0.31)$
First, evaluate the power:
$(0.5)^{2}(-8)-(0.31)=(0.25)(-8)-(0.31)=...$
Evaluate the product:
$...=-2-(0.31)=...$
Evaluate the remaining operation:
$...=-2.31$

Published by
Pearson

ISBN 10:
0321825535

ISBN 13:
978-0-32182-553-7

$(0.5)^{2}(-8)-(0.31)=-2.31$

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