Just like the subject header says:
(-5^2)^3 = -15625?
My calculator and text seem to agree. Why? Wouldn't the -5^2 in parenthesis process before the ^3? Shouldn't all exponent values outside the parenthesis create a positive number since -5^2 = 25?
PEMDAS says parenthesis then exponents. I'm sure I'm missing something easy here...
Thanks for any help.
Oh and, hi everyone this is my first ever post.