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Yes on some calculators it will make a difference.

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Q: When you are squaring a negative number does it make a difference if the negative number is in parentheses?
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Is squaring a negative number a negative number?


Difference between negative number to the second power and negative number in parentheses to the second power?

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

Is a negative number in parentisis and negatie or positive number?

If I read the word "and" as "a", then a negative number in parentheses is a negative number.

When squaring a negative number if the factor is a negative and the exponent is positive will your answer be negative or positive?

If you square any real number it will always be positive.

How do you tell the difference between scientific notation and squaring?

Squaring is a number raised to the power of two. Scientific notation is a number multiplied by 10 to the power of a number.

What does the number in parentheses mean on balance sheet line item?

the number is negative.

When a negative number is parenthesis would it be a positive number?

No. Parentheses have no direct effect on the sign of a number.

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

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

What does a number in parentheses mean when you check your balance on a card?

This means you have a negative balance.

What increase faster doubling a number or squaring?

Squaring. Doubling is only multiplying a number by 2, whereas, squaring is multiplying a number by itself :)

On a commission statement if the number is in parentheses is it negative?

Accountants use those pointy parentheses that look like this: <> to indicate negative numbers. If your account reads <14.25> it means you owe $14.25

How would you show multiplying a negative number by a positive number?

by either putting the negative number first, or by putting the negative number in parentheses. Like this: -9*1=-9 1*(-9)=-9

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