Formula Manipulation

• Oct 29th 2006, 01:35 AM
Mathematician
Formula Manipulation
Hello!!!!!!!!!!!

Can anyone help me understand formula manipulation I am an Ordinary Level Student, and my final exams are in January. I have given my e-mail adresse of yahoo and msn both so please mail me if you can let me understand formula manipulation very good.

I will be very thankful to that peson who will let me understand formula manipulation very good and to those who will try to help me also.

Thank You,
Mathematician.:(
• Oct 29th 2006, 02:42 AM
topsquark
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Originally Posted by Mathematician
Hello!!!!!!!!!!!

Can anyone help me understand formula manipulation I am an Ordinary Level Student, and my final exams are in January. I have given my e-mail adresse of yahoo and msn both so please mail me if you can let me understand formula manipulation very good.

I will be very thankful to that peson who will let me understand formula manipulation very good and to those who will try to help me also.

Thank You,
Mathematician.:(

As stated, the problem is $\displaystyle (-9)^2 = (-9)(-9) = 81$.

However, have some care because $\displaystyle -9^2 = -9 \cdot 9 = -81$. The difference is that this one does not include squaring the negative sign, so the problem statement must be read carefully.

-Dan