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February 23rd, 2014, 02:03 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2014 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Negative number squared
Hello, Why does 5^2  25, and (5)^2 = 25 Thanks 
February 23rd, 2014, 02:05 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Feb 2014 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0  Re: Negative number squared
I mean 5^2 = 25

February 24th, 2014, 01:35 AM  #3 
Member Joined: Jan 2014 From: Tashkent, Uzbekistan Posts: 52 Thanks: 2  Re: Negative number squared
Hello, scarecr0w132! and So, brackets cause that difference in the answers. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Good luck! 
February 24th, 2014, 08:19 AM  #4 
Math Team Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 14,597 Thanks: 1038  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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