Prealgebra (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Multiplying and Dividing Integers - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check - Page 127: 8


When there is a negative sign involved with a number that's being squared, the parentheses will tell you whether the exponent applies to the negative sign.

Work Step by Step

ex. $(-3)^{2}$ = 9 but $-3^{2}$ = -9
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