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a. 7(-3) means 7 times (negative 3)

b. (-1) negative #

c. -(9) the opposite of nine

Q: What does a negative number in parentheses mean?

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Negative.

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

parentheses two times nine parentheses times negative eight minutes four parentheses four plus hundred plus eight

you turn everything inside the prenthises positive or negative

positive 49 Because a negative times a negative is a positive. -7*-7=49. positive * positive = positive negative * negative= positive positive * negative = Negative

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

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

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parentheses two times nine parentheses times negative eight minutes four parentheses four plus hundred plus eight