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8. Is the following statement always, never, or sometimes true?
A number raised to a negative exponent is negative.
always
never
sometimes
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8. Is the following statement always, never, or sometimes true? A number raised to a negative exponent is negative. always never sometimes
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What does (2)^(2) equal?
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ikshjbdckojBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that would still be 4 right?
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1360016190972:dw (2)^(2) =
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
that would still be 4 right? > No.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What about (2)^(3)? Is it positive or negative?
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
>why not? Look at my work above
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ikshjbdckojBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't understand all of the signs :(
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
dw:1360016415936:dw(2)^(3)
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ikshjbdckojBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so a negative and a negative equals a positive?
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is not that simple. (2)^(3) does NOT mean (2) times (3). It means 1 divided by (2^3).
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ikshjbdckojBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh so is the answer never? cuz if you make it into a fraction ita always gonna be positive on the bottom.
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Number raised to negative exponent: (2)^(2) = 1/4 Another number raised to negative exponent: (2)^(3) =  1/8 A number raised to a negative exponent can be positive or can be negative.
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ikshjbdckojBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh I didn't know that :/ I'm sorry I took so long :/
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DirectrixBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Fast is fine but accuracy is everything. (Wyatt Earp) Mathematics takes time and patience. Don't apologize. I'm glad to help.
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