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Then the answer becomes 4, the fact that you are squaring a negative number makes the result positive.

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Q: What about if negative 2 is in the bracket and the squared is outside the bracket?

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negative 2

(-4)^2 - ( - 2)^2 = Factor ((-4) + (-2))((-4) - (-2)) = (-4 -2)(-4 + 2) = (-6)(-2) = (+12) Or more simply 16 - 4 = (+12)

One over A squared or A to the negative 2.

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It depends if the negative is being squared also. If you have (-3)^2 then it = 9 If you have -(3)^2 then it = -9

x is negative 1x is negative 2

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you first solve the inside of the bracket and then do the inside answer with the outside numbers.

the answer is .5 because you do bo that means bottom outside so you divide 2 into 1 2 is outside of the bracket and 1 is inside the bracket and then your answer .5

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