Exponents: Is the Answer Positive or Negative?

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Lesson Description:

Strategies for simplifying exponents in expressions containing negative numbers.

Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you simplify exponents?
  • If a negative number is squared, is the answer positive or negative?
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    This video explains why a negative number squared should equal a positive, and why this is so often mixed up because of missing parentheses. If you are one of those people who gets -4 when you square -2, this video is for you!