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Why is (-5)^2= -5 x -5 = 25 but -5^2 = -5 x 5 = -25. How does the parenthesis make a difference in why the negative is carried over and how can i tell if a problem wants me to add my own parenthesis?

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Make it a thumb rule regarding this that if there is no parenthesis, then the negati...

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