## Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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# Chapter P - Section P.2 - Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set - Page 30: 6

#### Answer

$-16$

#### Work Step by Step

Start with expression: $-2^{4}$ We multiply $2$ by itself 4 times to compute $2^{4}$: $(2)\times(2)\times(2)\times(2)=16$ We take the negative of this to find the answer: $-2^{4}=-16$

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