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Exactly! -6 to the power of 2 means "-6 times -6". That's a negative times a negative, and the answer is positive 36.

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nope negative plus negative equals a negative -2+(-4)=-6 but negative times negative equals a positive

Negative times negative is positive. Negative 2 times negative 2 equals positive 4.

-1 to the power of four equals -1 times -1 times -1 times -1. -1 times -1 equals 1 (since a negative times a negative equals a positive). (1 to the power of 2) 1 times -1 equals -1 (since a negative times a positive equals a negative). (1 to the power of 3) -1 times -1 equals 1. (1 to the power of 4)

No. eg -9 + (-2) = -11 A negative times a negative equals a positive

negative 2

It equals 0. * * * * * Unless the question is (-x)2 + (+x)2. In that case, the answer is 2x2

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(-2) * (-3) = +6

It depends on the magnitude of the negative and positive values. Equal magnitudes equal zero. -2 + 2 = 0 Larger negative number than positive number equals a negative number. -3 + 2 = -1 Smaller negative number than positive number equals a positive number. -2 + 3 = 1

it is positive =1/25

A negative power equals the reciprocal of the same number to the equivalent positive power. Example : 2 ⁻³ = 1/2³ Then 8⁻² = 1/8² = 1/64 = 0.015625

-2+19=17It equals positive 17.

It could be either a negative or a positive. It is like adding a positive. (-4) - (-2) = (-2) (-4) - (-5) = 1

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it equals 1/25, or 0.04. A number to a negative power is the reciprocal of the number to that same positive power. x^(-y) = 1/(x^y)

No because absolute value of negative 8 equals to positive 8

positive two whoever wrote positive 2 is wrong and most likely intoxicated or below 10 years old..the answer is really positive 4. 2 times two equals four and negative times negative equals positive..positive 4

Depends on how big they are. The resulting number could be positive or negative. Negative 1/4 and Positive 1/2 will be a Positive 1/4. Positive 1/4 and Negative 1/2 will be a Negative 1/4.

a, a^3*a^-2 is a^3+-2 which equals just a

The answer is another negative number For example: +6 --- = -2 -3

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Because a negative times a negative always equals a positive. For example, -2 times -2 equals 4.

A positive number multiplied by a negative number equals a negative number!EX:-9 X 2 = -18