Posted by **belinda** on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:56pm.

(2)^-2 ?

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 7:59pm
http://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS362&q=%282%29%5E-2

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**belinda**, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:00pm
already tried that. google calc. isn't always necessarily correct...but thanks for the attempt!

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:07pm
Since I'm not a math tutor, I checked with one of our experienced math tutors, and he agreed that Google is correct about this problem.

BobPursley [8:06 PM]: exactly right> 2^-2= 1/2^2=1/4

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**belinda**, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:29pm
you must have been reading my problem wrong though...? I'm saying 2 to the -2 power

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 8:36pm
We understand and read your problem correctly. I copied and pasted your problem into the Google search box. Are you disputing both Google and BobPursley?

Check with your teacher.

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**Ms. Sue**, Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 9:04pm
This site explains negative exponents.

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/negative-exponents.html

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