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anonymous

  • 4 years ago

is there any difference between -2² and (-2)²

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  1. lgbasallote
    • 4 years ago
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    Oh yes. Very big. In the first one, you're just squaring 2 but in the second one, you're also squaring the negative sign

  2. bahrom7893
    • 4 years ago
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    yes

  3. bahrom7893
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    There is a difference

  4. bahrom7893
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    first one is -4, second one is 4

  5. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    if you were asked to compute \[10-2^2\] you would say i am sure that this is \[10-4=6\] because you recognize that \[-2^2\] means square 2 and make it negative

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