Is there a difference between (-1)^2 vs. -1^2 ?

Ibrahim Rosales

Ibrahim Rosales

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2022-07-27

Is there a difference between (-1)^2 vs. -1^2 ?

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kartonaun

kartonaun

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2022-07-28Added 14 answers

yes ,
(-1)^2 would square the negative terms too , and hence the answer would be positive and would be 1
-1^2 would square the number 1 only , with no effect on the sign , then answer would be -1

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