Harry Manback
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Bing says -25 too
lol. Math trolling...I have hit yet another new low.and we're off!-5^2 is clear in that it doesn't read -(5^2).
An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
or it could involve the negation of a squareAn answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
Well that sounds impossible. Can we just stick to imaginary numbers please.or it could involve the negation of a squareAn answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
Or we're squaring negative five. -5^2 is sloppy notation and that's the only thing that can be conclusively established.There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
That would be a non-standard order of operations, akin to saying that 5 + 2 * 4 = 28 (rather than 13).Or we're squaring negative five.There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
Google says it's -25. I can't get the answer from Yahoo. When I type "-5^2" into Yahoo and press Enter, I get ... nothing relevant at all.That is why everyone stop using yahoo.yahoo says its 25
No, negative five is an integer. There is no operation being done other than squaring an integer.That would be a non-standard order of operations, akin to saying that 5 + 2 * 4 = 28 (rather than 13).Or we're squaring negative five.There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
There are two operations signaled by the two operators ("^" for exponentiation and "-" for negation). The question is what order the two operations should be performed in. The standard convention is to give priority to the exponentiation.dparker713 said:No, negative five is an integer. There is no operation being done other than squaring an integer.Maurile Tremblay said:That would be a non-standard order of operations, akin to saying that 5 + 2 * 4 = 28 (rather than 13).dparker713 said:Or we're squaring negative five.Maurile Tremblay said:There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.Snoopy said:An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
Negation is not an operation. Subtraction is an operation.There are two operations signaled by the two operators ("^" for exponentiation and "-" for negation). The question is what order the two operations should be performed in. The standard convention is to give priority to the exponentiation.dparker713 said:No, negative five is an integer. There is no operation being done other than squaring an integer.Maurile Tremblay said:That would be a non-standard order of operations, akin to saying that 5 + 2 * 4 = 28 (rather than 13).dparker713 said:Or we're squaring negative five.Maurile Tremblay said:There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.Snoopy said:An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
Negative five is an integer, but if you want "-5" to be treated as the integer negative five (and not as the integer five with the unary minus operator being applied to it), you need to put parentheses around it, like so: "(-5)". There is no doubting that (-5)^2 = 25.
Or, the co-efficient is 1 and you're subtracting the result. Regardless, the notation for variables and constants is not the same.Ilov80s said:What is the co-efficient on -x^2? It's -1. The x^2 is being multiplied by -1. Now apply this same thought process to -5^2. It's basic order of operations.
No. People and programs don't dispute this. Morons dispute this. Hope that clears it up. You're welcome.Negation is not an operation. Subtraction is an operation.
And your notational convention is hardly universal, both people and programs dispute your claim.
Negation is an operation. So is subtraction.Negation is not an operation. Subtraction is an operation.There are two operations signaled by the two operators ("^" for exponentiation and "-" for negation). The question is what order the two operations should be performed in. The standard convention is to give priority to the exponentiation.dparker713 said:No, negative five is an integer. There is no operation being done other than squaring an integer.Maurile Tremblay said:That would be a non-standard order of operations, akin to saying that 5 + 2 * 4 = 28 (rather than 13).dparker713 said:Or we're squaring negative five.Maurile Tremblay said:There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.Snoopy said:An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
Negative five is an integer, but if you want "-5" to be treated as the integer negative five (and not as the integer five with the unary minus operator being applied to it), you need to put parentheses around it, like so: "(-5)". There is no doubting that (-5)^2 = 25.
And your notational convention is hardly universal, both people and programs dispute your claim.
Ummm, wouldn't you want a low Erdos number?If someone chooses not to accept the accepted definition, well, okay. I'm guessing they don't have a very high Erdos number.
My cat was about to chime in with an answer, but instead coughed up a hairball. Seemed equally relevant compared to the opinions of some of the mouth breathers that can't hold back from displaying their lack of a mathematics education.yahoo says its 25
Too true. I've only ever met one guy that knew his number. He was popular at parties.Ummm, wouldn't you want a low Erdos number?If someone chooses not to accept the accepted definition, well, okay. I'm guessing they don't have a very high Erdos number.
It's only sloppy notation if you are indeed squaring -5.dparker713 said:Or we're squaring negative five. -5^2 is sloppy notation and that's the only thing that can be conclusively established.Maurile Tremblay said:There's a 563-page thread on this somewhere. It was pretty conclusively established that -5^2 = -25 according to the conventional order of operations.Snoopy said:An answer of -25 would involve squaring an imaginary number, and -5^2 involves all real numbers, so 25 is the correct number.
We're not squaring an imaginary number. We're squaring five. The unary minus is applied after the exponentiation.
NOT EXCELLENTNo. People and programs don't dispute this. Morons dispute this. Hope that clears it up. You're welcome.Negation is not an operation. Subtraction is an operation.
And your notational convention is hardly universal, both people and programs dispute your claim.
Who the #### takes on Maurile?
I humbly await arbitrary assignment of punishment.NOT EXCELLENTNo. People and programs don't dispute this. Morons dispute this. Hope that clears it up. You're welcome.Negation is not an operation. Subtraction is an operation.
And your notational convention is hardly universal, both people and programs dispute your claim.
Who the #### takes on Maurile?
The great thing is, the first post answered it correctly in less than 1 minute and it could have ended right there.This thread still kills me... I can't believe it's been almost 10 years.