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

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you find what number times its self equals the number you are squaring

No. i = square root of -1, and therefore imaginary. Only by squaring i can you have a real number.

10 is a positive number, -15 is a negative number. Also... The difference is 25, -15 is 25 less than 10.

Well, all you would have to do to find the difference between a positive and a negative number is change the negative number to a positive number and add it to 108. The answer to this one in particular would be 124. But this method can only be used in the case of a positive and a negative. If you wanted to get the diff. between two positives, simply subtract the larger number (if possible) from the smaller number, and there's your answer.

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

NO!!! Squaring a negative number is a positive answer. -a X -a (+)a^2 Remember the table for multiplying negative/positive numbers. X + = + X - = - X + = - X - = + If no sign is given , readf it as positive(+)/.

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

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

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

the number is negative.

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

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

This means you have a negative balance.

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

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

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