# How do you simplify #-10^2#?

##### 2 Answers

Feb 16, 2017

it's helpful for the rest of your math life to view expressions in parentheses

#### Explanation:

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it's helpful for the rest of your math life to view expressions in parentheses

Feb 16, 2017

#### Explanation:

This question is all about the order of operations: BEMDAS, or

- B (brackets)
- E (exponents)
- M (multiplication)
- D (division)
- A (addition)
- S (subtraction)

The term

- multiplication between
#-1# and 10, and - the exponent which takes 10 to the second power

The E, or exponent, comes first:

If we our question as