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Well, this depends. Are you asking -(2)^2 or (-2)^2? This matters because, as per the order of operations, exponents are calculated first. So, in the first situation:

**-(2)^2 = -4**

In the second situation, however, we are squaring the entire expression of -2. A negative squared is a positive, so **(-2)^2 = 4**.

Does the question look like -2^2 or (-2)^2? Because that will change the answer.

Let me know if I did anything wrong! Hope this helps.

InhumanCalculator Mar 25, 2022