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

Mar 6, 2017

$64$

#### Explanation:

We will be using the BEDMAS THEORY:
Brackets, Exponent, Division, Multiplication, Addition, and Subtraction.

$- 2 \times 4 = - 8$
${\left(- 8\right)}^{2}$
That equals $64$
This is due to the fact that $- 8 \times - 8 = 64$