# How do you simplify (-4)^2?

Jun 9, 2016

#### Answer:

${\left(- 4\right)}^{2}$ is $\left(- 4\right) \left(- 4\right)$ which equals $16$

#### Explanation:

${\left(- 4\right)}^{2}$ is $\left(- 4\right) \left(- 4\right)$ which equals $16$

Two negatives multiplied together equal a positive.