# Thread: Evaluating expression

1. ## Evaluating expression

Evaluate the expression -125^2/3
The correct answer is -25 but I got positive 25.... Below is a picture of my work, can anyone point out what I did wrong? Thanks!

2. ## Re: Evaluating expression

Originally Posted by asilvester635
Evaluate the expression -125^2/3
The correct answer is -25 but I got positive 25.... Below is a picture of my work, can anyone point out what I did wrong? Thanks!
$-125^2=-(125^2)=-15625$