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Negative Numbers and Powers

Negative Numbers and Powers

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson explains the difference between a negative number raised to a power and a power multiplied by a negative number.

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-2 to the power of 4 is not the same as (-2) to the power of 4

You could potentially trick yourself into mishandling negative numbers and numbers being multiplied by negative factors when raising them to a power...but just follow the order of operations, and you'll totally be OK!