Elaine S.

asked • 02/07/13

WHT IS NEGATIVE 4 EXPONENT 4

WHAT IS NEGATIVE 4 TO THE POWER OF 4 EQUAL TO?

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Lee W. answered • 02/07/13

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Luke B. answered • 02/07/13

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Isaac C.

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Luke, I think your notation is om error

 

  -44  always means -1 * 4

You need to use parentheses if you want (-4)4

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02/07/13

Luke B.

Isaac- Thanks for the clarification.

I think the moral of the story is that one should use parentheses to reduce the chance of confusion.

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02/08/13

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