How do you solve #-2^3 = -8#?

1 Answer
Jun 26, 2016

Answer:

This is not an equation to be solved.

Explanation:

This is a statement rather than an equation to be solved, because there is no variable.

-8 can be written as #-2^3#

#-2^3 = -2^3#

However, if the question had read
Solve #-2^x = 8#

Use the fact shown above.

#-2^x = -2^3#
So #x = 3#