# -10^2 (OT)

michael j. foy mike at flightline.co.uk
Fri May 23 04:11:02 EDT 2003

```Dar is right, go to the head of the class, now where is my had with the
big D on it :-)

it's bodmas isn't it
Brackets
Of (as in powers of)
Division/multiplication whichever is encountered first, but it's
commutative so it doesn't matter
So in -10^2, the power is competed first then the negation is then
applied

Miock

-----Original Message-----
[mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Dar Scott
Sent: 22 May 2003 18:08
To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
Subject: Re: -10^2 (OT)

On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 09:22 AM, Chris Sheffield wrote:

> Hope I don't get flamed for this, but I don't agree.
> :-)  Someone feel free to dispute me if I'm wrong, but
> I think Rev is correct.  Isn't -10^2 the same as
> -10*-10?  And don't two negatives yield a positive
> when multiplied together?  Therefore, the answer would
> be 100.  It's basic Algebra.

I believe in traditional mathematical notation negation is like
multiplication of -1.  Since the power would be done before
multiplication, the traditional view would see the expression as
-(10^2).

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