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@tajshar, it isn't a negative times a negative. It is 3 squared times negative one. It is nine times a negative.

Ya, I realize my mistake. I didn't read when it said no parenthesis. -3^(2) is 9.

-3^(2) is 9. Still incorrect.

Correct form is (-3)^2=9

What was that -3 or 3

Order of operations causes you to do 3^2 first. The negative is basically multiplication of -1, so you do it after the exponent. And -1 times 9 is -9.

Negative times a negative equals a positive (9)

But it isn't -3 time -3.

Order of operations. Exponent first.

It is 3 times 3, then you multiply the negative one.

The equation (-3)^2=9

The equation -3^2= -9

It isn't -(3^2)=-9

Varrack, Do you know the order of operations?

Do you even calculator?

Sorry MathgeekJoe, not everyone is a math geek like you.

PetersSmith, who are you asking?

Order of operations don't necessarily dictate that -1 should be ignored. If parenthesis were to be first, then it would be (-1)(3) which equals -3, which is then squared to make 9.

Varrack, it is inside of the parentheses that you do first. Multiply them comes after exponents.

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-9. The Calculator Gods have spoken.

I recommend anyone who voted 9, go to this poll http://www.debate.org/polls/does-3-2-equal-3-2/?vid=81C89A7C-D06F-4A2A-9CAE-5B1579965EA8

I am slightly upset that the people who voted 9 aren't switching their votes to -9. It isn't hard to prove that the answer is -9.

Trust me its -9. It is not a negative x a negative, it's actually a negative x a negative x a positive. -3^2= -1(3^2) = -1(9) = -9