Help a newbie with a calculation result
09-14-2017, 06:13 PM
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 Aries Member Posts: 159 Joined: Oct 2014
RE: Help a newbie with a calculation result
(09-14-2017 05:24 PM)Skfir Wrote:  Hi guys. Sorry, I am a pianist, doing math for the sake of self-education. SO I am quite stupid in it. I enter the following in my HP Prime: -2^4 and it gives me the result -16, but shouldn't it be positive 16? because -2*-2*-2*-2=16?
Sorry apparently I am just dumb, but please explain.

That result is correct, you have to take note of the parenthesis:
-2^4=-16, (-2)^4=+16.
Best,

Aries ;-)
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