# Thread: help plz

1. ## help plz

-2 (3-6)^2 -(-2)

I am not sure how to type exponets so in this problem (3-6) is to the 2nd power.

2. Originally Posted by breanna2471
-2 (3-6)^2 -(-2)

I am not sure how to type exponets so in this problem (3-6) is to the 2nd power.
the square just means we multiply the number by itself. so what number is (3 - 6)? furthermore, what number do we get when we multiply that number by itself?

is the answer 3

4. Originally Posted by breanna2471
-2 (3-6)^2 -(-2)

I am not sure how to type exponets so in this problem (3-6) is to the 2nd power.
$\displaystyle -2(3 - 6)^2 - (-2) = -2(-3)^2 + 2$

$\displaystyle = -2(9) + 2$

$\displaystyle = -18 + 2$

$\displaystyle = -16$