# Pre-algebra

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What is the answer to negative 4 to the fourth power?

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-256

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-256 is not the correct answer.

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To clarify:
(-4)^4 is not equal to -256.

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(-4)^4 = (-4)(-4)(-4)(-4) = ?

Remember that (-4)(-4) = 16

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