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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Let's say we have f(x) = -x^2 We have square the number before we put the negative sign in front of the number we get right?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

We have to*

OpenStudy (accessdenied):

Yeah, when the ^2 is not outside any parentheses, you'd just square what was immediately next to it and then the negative is just multiplied to it.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Can it be viewed as f(x) = -1*(x)^2

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Also note that for this kind of problem, the negative 1 isn't a part of x unless it's within parentheses. Also remember PEMDAS for order of operations. Exponents come before multiplicaton

OpenStudy (accessdenied):

Yep.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Did you respond to Calcmathlete or me AccessDenied?

OpenStudy (accessdenied):

You, although what he said is correct as well. :P

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks guys

OpenStudy (accessdenied):

You're welcome. :)

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