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Q: Does 2 to the negative 2 power equal negative 4?

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Yes

16 -2-4 = 0.0625

No Actually... x^(-y) is equal to 1/x^y. 2^(-2) is equal to 1/2^2 which is equal to 1/4 or 0.25.

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-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.

negative 2

16

4^(-3) = 1/4^3 or 1/64

They are equal 2^4 and 4^2 both equal 16.

Yes. (1/2)-2 = (2-1)-2 = 2(-1)*(-2) = 22 = 4

2

the answer is -4

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0.0625

2-4 = 16

2-4 = 0.0625

4

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Whenever you square a negative number it becomes positive. so -4^2 is -4*-4=16. Be careful though. (-4)^2 is not the same as -(4^2).

No, -6

A negative + a negative + a negative equals a negative. Adding a negative number is equal to subtracting a positive number. For example: -2+(-2)+(-2) = (-2)-2-2 -2+(-2)+(-2) = (-4)-2 -2+(-2)+(-2) = (-6)

1/4 or 0.25 or 4-1

(40x^6-24x^4)/8x

2-2 = 4

It could equal both a negagtive number or a positive number. To get a definite positive or negative you times or divide. Well in addition and subtraction negative plus a negative equals a bigger negative. Kinda like -4+-4 =-8, but in multiplication and division 2 negatives equal a positive. -2 times-2 =positive 4.