# How do you simplify (-3^2)^3?

Sep 23, 2015

-729

#### Explanation:

Start by simplifying the number inside the parentheses.

${\left(- {3}^{2}\right)}^{3}$
$= {\left(- 9\right)}^{3}$
=(-9)⋅(-9)⋅(-9)
$= \textcolor{b l u e}{- 729}$