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how to solve 2?(2?3)+(-4)

2 to the 3rd power(2 times 3) plus (negative 4)

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You know, calculators do help. But i'll answer anyways. 2^3 is 8. And 2*3 is 6. So then you do 8*6. Which equals to 48. Then add 48 to -4. And your answer is: 44!! :)

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sorry to say this but I tryied to solve the problem just as you just attempted. its a question in my asvab book and the answer is (-2) not 44. as to how my book came up with the sanserif -2 I don't know. 44 isn't even in my multiple choose answer.......looks like we both need a calculator!
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the answer is -2? ok........ still trying to figure out how it is -2.....
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Look at the other answers, they didn't get -2 either. Maybe you asked the question in a different way....
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2?(2?3) + (-4) = If ? means exponent
2?(8) + (-4) =
256 + (-4) = 252. ANSWER
If ? means times
2(6) + (-4) =
12 - 4 = 8. ANSWER

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2 to the 3rd power(2 times 3) plus (negative 4)
2^3(2*3)+(-4)
2^3(6)+(-4)
8(6)+(-4)
48+(-4)
44