# How do you simplify #(- 2\times 4) ^ { 2}#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

We will be using the BEDMAS THEORY:

Brackets, Exponent, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction.

Knowing this, we start with what is inside the bracket

Then we go to the exponent.

That equals

This is due to the fact that

(the negatives multiply to give a positive. )