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-7 to the power of 2

 Apr 22, 2015

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 Apr 22, 2015
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Do you want (-7)2 = 49  or  -(72) = -49 ?

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 Apr 22, 2015
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civonamzuk Apr 22, 2015
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I if it is just written as    $$-7^2$$     it means    $$-1*7^2=-1*49=-49$$

 

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$$-7^2=-49$$

 

This confuses everybody at first!

 Apr 23, 2015

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