Q: 2 to the power of negative 4?

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0.0625

2-4 = 16

Answer #1:Negative one-half to the negative 4th power, ie -((1/2)-4) equals -16Answer #2:Negative one-half to the negative 4th power, ie (-1/2)-4 equals +16

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16 -2-4 = 0.0625

2-2 = 4

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0.0625

It can be a negative or a positive number depending on the absolute value of the power.e.g.(-4) to the power of -2 gives (1/16) and(-4) to the power of -1 gives (-1/4)

Yes

-2 x -2 = 4

2-2 = 1/4

2 to the 2 power = 4 -3 to the 2 power = 9 4 to the 2 power = 16 You don't indicate what to do to the 4, but 9 + 16 = 25

4-2 = 1/16

-2

its 16, because the value of the power is even so the negative has no effect.

(-2)2 = (-2)(-2) = 4 (when we raise a negative number to an even power, the result is always positive) (-2)3 = (-2)(-2)(-2) = -8 (when we raise a negative number to an odd power, the result is always negative) (-3)4 = 81 (-3)5 = -243

4-8

2-2 = 4 = (4 x 1)

-24 is the same as saying -2 times itself 4 times, or (-2)*(-2)*(-2)*(-2). This can be simplified to 4*4, which is equal to 16.An exception is if it is -(24). Because the negative sign is "outside" the influence of the power, you are now finding 2*2*2*2 and making it negative, so the answer would be negative16.

yes ma'am ADDED: The above is wrong. 2^-2 means 1/2^2 or 1/4 -2^2 can equal - 4

(1/4)^(-2)=(4/1)^2=4^2=16

9/4

(-2/3)^2 = 4/9