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    Negative Base with a Power

    Hello,

    Can someone help me with this: -x^2? Is it (-x)^2 or -(x^2)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray89 View Post
    Hello,

    Can someone help me with this: -x^2? Is it (-x)^2 or -(x^2)?


    Thanks
    -x^2=-(x^2)

    Remember order of operations: exponents before multiplication. -x^2 is the same as -1\times x^2.
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