1. Write using exponents.
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- anonymous

1. Write using exponents.
(–4)(–4)

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- amistre64

multiplication is a more concise way of writing addition, k added n times:\[k+k+k+...+k=nk\]
exponents are a more concise way of writing multiplication k multiplied n times...
\[k*k*k*k*...*k=k^n\]

- amistre64

so, first determine you value of k
then determine how many times it is being multiplied to itself, n

- anonymous

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- amistre64

either you do not understand my explanation, or you perfer others to do your thinking for you ...

- anonymous

no I don't understand you. and I like to do my own thinking thank you :)

- nincompoop

look at the patterns:
(5)(5)(5) = 5^3
here, your exponent is 3. meaning that 5 has been multiplied three times.
(-10)(-10)(-10)(-10)(-10) = (-10)^5
here, your exponent is 5. meaning that (-10) has been multiplied five times.
(a)(a) = (a)^2
here, your exponent is 2. meaning that (a) has been multiplied twice.
@amistre64 showed you something with k instead of a. these letters are just place holders, meaning they could be any value. it is the same concept, the k has been multiplied by how many times it appeared in the equation. he used n as a placeholder for the exponents to indicate that n will be how many times k will be multiplied.

- anonymous

ooooo ok :)

- nincompoop

okay as in you understand now?

- anonymous

yes thank you!!

- nincompoop

awesomeness! thank amistre64 :)

- anonymous

soooo would my answer be 16?

- nincompoop

correct! negative multiplied by a negative results a positive

- anonymous

yay!!!!! ^.^ so when I write it down it would be.......|dw:1367250225075:dw|

- nincompoop

caution:
\[-4^2=-(4)^2=-16\]

- nincompoop

no, that is not how you should write it down. you should follow the sign and it must be enclosed in a parenthesis.

- anonymous

oops! but ok :) do you mid helping me with one more question?

- nincompoop

if it is not enclosed in a parenthesis, the sign that came before will be treated as multiplied by -1 after the calculation is made.

- anonymous

mind*

- nincompoop

unfortunately, I don't have a lot of spare time. I just saw that you struggled and it was pretty easy enough for me to intervene and offer help.

- anonymous

ok :) well thank you so much anyway!!

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