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Jeans123

  • 3 years ago

-2^2= -2^3= -2^4=

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  1. Jeans123
    • 3 years ago
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    4, -8, and 16 right?

  2. sthop456
    • 3 years ago
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    be careful: (-2)^2 is 4, but -2^2 is -4. pay attention to your order of operations: PEMDAS

  3. Jeans123
    • 3 years ago
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    please exuse my dear aunt sally haha:)

  4. tkhunny
    • 3 years ago
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    This is a tricky problem. In some programming languages, the Unary Minus has higher precedence than Exponentiation, so -4^2 = -16. If you are writing programs, you must be VERY SURE. The safest solution is to use parentheses to clarify meaning.

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