Rules For Squaring Negative Numbers

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### Exponents of Negative Numbers mathsisfun.com

7 hours ago Squaring Removes Any Negative "Squaring" means to multiply a number by itself. Squaring a positive number gets a positive result: (+5) × (+5) = +25; Squaring a negative number also gets a positive result: (−5) × (−5) = +25; Because a negative times a negative gives a positive.So:

### Squaring Negative Numbers GCSE Maths Insight of the Week

7 hours ago Incorrect Answer A (16% of our students chose this) A classic error, with students believing that -4 multiplied by -4 equals minus 16. Crucially, this group of students have an additional misconception when it comes to subtracting numbers from negative numbers as they believe that -16 – 1 = -15. “ -4 squared = -16 – 1 = -15 ”.

### Arithmetic Is a negative number squared negative

6 hours ago \$-3^2 = -9\$ I found this problem while doing an algebra refresher in the book The Complete Idiot"s Guide to Algebra.I asked my engineer brother this problem and he got it wrong. A search on Google for why is a negative number squared negative I get conflicting results.. Google presents an excerpt from a site that says the converse.

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### Arithmetic squared with a negative number Mathematics

9 hours ago squared with a negative number. So I am trying to understand this formula. I get that 7 squared is 7 * 7 = 49; However the () scares me, I get that there are rules for what to do first but they always confuse me. How does (-2) squared become 4 I know that two of - becomes a + somehow, could someone write out the simple formula for (-2) becoming 4.

### Math question What is a negative number squared? The

Just Now Here are the rules regarding negative numbers and squaring: NOTE: ^ should be read as "to the power of," with ^2 meaning "squared." (-7)^2: This should be read as "the quantity of -7 squared," which is -7x-7=49