# Math Help - -1 as factors

1. ## -1 as factors

(x-4)2^
(4-x)2^

the 2^ are to the second power

2. Originally Posted by michaelmitchell
(x-4)2^
(4-x)2^

the 2^ are to the second power

simplify ??

$
(x-4)^2=[-(4-x)]^2
$

3. Originally Posted by michaelmitchell
(x-4)2^
(4-x)2^

the 2^ are to the second power