could you please explain to me what the difference is between (3)^-4 and
3^-4
Thanks!
I would actually consider those two equal.
Maybe what you're talking about is something like:
$\displaystyle -3^{4}$ versus $\displaystyle (-3)^{4}$
In the first one, the negative is not grouped with the 3, so it it calculated by taking 3^4, then multiplying by -1. In the second one, the negative is included in the power calculation.