## Christian_10_ one year ago What is the value of the expression 8–2? A. –16 B. 1/64 C. 1/16 D. 64

1. anonymous

d

2. precal

Do you mean 8(-2)?

3. anonymous

yeah

4. precal

8 times -2 is -16 because positive times negative is negative

5. anonymous

It must be

6. anonymous

Because the answers are not 8-2=6

7. Christian_10_

But the question didn't have Parentheses would that change anything?

8. MrNood

or do you mean $8^{-2}$

9. anonymous

$8^{-2}=\frac{1}{8^2}$ si as start

10. Christian_10_

so C? because it was 8-2 Squared. so would it be C?

11. MrNood

no it is not entirely clear what you wrote: can you confirm that the equation is the same as I wrote above? i.e. 8 raise to the power of -2