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Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T15:58:05.7037970-05:00
@tajshar, it isn't a negative times a negative. It is 3 squared times negative one. It is nine times a negative.
tajshar2k says2015-04-21T15:59:55.2011913-05:00
Ya, I realize my mistake. I didn't read when it said no parenthesis. -3^(2) is 9.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:02:29.9265740-05:00
-3^(2) is 9. Still incorrect.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:02:40.8010529-05:00
Correct form is (-3)^2=9
CannedBread says2015-04-21T16:26:40.8570839-05:00
What was that -3 or 3
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:34:31.9782750-05:00
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.
Varrack says2015-04-21T16:41:45.4439945-05:00
Negative times a negative equals a positive (9)
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:42:11.6868676-05:00
But it isn't -3 time -3.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:42:29.3631209-05:00
Order of operations. Exponent first.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:43:31.3503131-05:00
It is 3 times 3, then you multiply the negative one.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:45:25.0938905-05:00
The equation (-3)^2=9
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:46:00.0849148-05:00
The equation -3^2= -9
Varrack says2015-04-21T16:50:59.5792092-05:00
It isn't -(3^2)=-9
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:51:51.0715647-05:00
Varrack, Do you know the order of operations?
PetersSmith says2015-04-21T16:52:18.9333433-05:00
Do you even calculator?
CannedBread says2015-04-21T16:53:53.5479498-05:00
Sorry MathgeekJoe, not everyone is a math geek like you.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T16:55:04.0292016-05:00
PetersSmith, who are you asking?
Varrack says2015-04-21T17:01:04.0951097-05:00
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.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T17:04:32.4946615-05:00
Varrack, it is inside of the parentheses that you do first. Multiply them comes after exponents.
CannedBread says2015-04-21T17:05:18.2088340-05:00
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-21T17:06:06.2588684-05:00
PetersSmith says2015-04-21T22:35:32.2122882-05:00
-9. The Calculator Gods have spoken.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-22T18:57:54.2972821-05:00
I recommend anyone who voted 9, go to this poll
Mathgeekjoe says2015-05-08T09:45:05.3872260-05:00
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.
macsachin says2015-09-28T21:21:48.6672272Z
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

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