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February 23rd, 2014, 02:03 PM   #1
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Negative number squared

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Why does -5^2 - -25, and (-5)^2 = 25

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February 23rd, 2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Re: Negative number squared

I mean -5^2 = -25
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February 24th, 2014, 01:35 AM   #3
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Re: Negative number squared

Hello, scarecr0w132!


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So, brackets cause that difference in the answers.

If you have any questions feel free to ask!

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February 24th, 2014, 08:19 AM   #4
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Re: Negative number squared

-(5^2) means -1(5^2) means -1 times 5^2 means -25
(-5)^2 means -5 times -5 means 25
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