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i have a quick question...
3^2
(3)^2
wat is the difference???
also...
3^3
(3)^3
help me plz...thx if u do

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me,
also...wat if its like (5)^2

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Damon,
 3^2 =  3*3 = 9
(3)^2 = 3 * 3 = +9
 3^3 =  3*3*3 = 27
(3)^3 = 3 * 3 *  3 = 27
(5)^2 = 25
so
 (5)^2 = 25 
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me,
oh ok...thank u for the help
:) 
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Damon,
Do everything inside parentheses before doing anything else.

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bobpursley,
in the first, 3^2 is ambigous. IT could mean 9 (the negative of three squared) or 9 (negative three squared).
On the second, in either case it is 9
on the last, (5^2)= 25 
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me,
thnx 4 the help....
:)