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Exponents: explain difference between -27 4/3, (-27) 4/3

Postby MOUSETAILS on Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:56 pm

can anyone explain the difference between ( i will just use these numbers as examples)

-27 4/3 and (-27) 4/3

I am getting confused when the difference is when the number is just negative and when there are parenthesis around it
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Re: EXPONENTS

Postby Martingale on Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:02 pm

MOUSETAILS wrote:can anyone explain the difference between ( i will just use these numbers as examples)

-27 4/3 and (-27) 4/3

I am getting confused when the difference is when the number is just negative and when there are parenthesis around it


I see both as



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Re: EXPONENTS

Postby MOUSETAILS on Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:15 pm

i think i typed it wrong here is a better example of what i am confused with:

-9^2

(-9)^2
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Postby stapel_eliz on Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:16 pm

MOUSETAILS wrote:can anyone explain the difference between ( i will just use these numbers as examples)

-27 4/3 and (-27) 4/3

Do you maybe mean the "4/3" to be a power, so the expressions are as follows?

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Re: EXPONENTS  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby Martingale on Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:24 pm

MOUSETAILS wrote:i think i typed it wrong here is a better example of what i am confused with:

-9^2

(-9)^2




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