Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Cumulative Review - Page 210: 38



Work Step by Step

$(-2)^5$ $=(-2)\times(-2)\times(-2)\times(-2)\times(-2)$ $=4\times(-2)\times(-2)\times(-2)$ $=-8\times(-2)\times(-2)$ $=16\times(-2)$ $=-32$ When there are an odd number of negative factors the product is negative.
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