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Quick question [#permalink]  05 Jun 2005, 13:12
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?
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Re: Quick question [#permalink]  05 Jun 2005, 13:28
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

as far as i know..any real number raised to the power of zero is equal to one
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Re: Quick question [#permalink]  05 Jun 2005, 13:36
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

It should be. 0 is even so, raising a negative number to a 0 power should produce a positive number, and 1 is.
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Agree with you guys....It should be 1
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Re: Quick question [#permalink]  05 Jun 2005, 13:58
sparky wrote:
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

It should be. 0 is even so, raising a negative number to a 0 power should produce a positive number, and 1 is.

thank you - I am convinced by your reasoning too!
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Re: Quick question [#permalink]  05 Jun 2005, 17:10
Vithal wrote:
is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

i also think so because 0 is even. -1^2= 1 but -1^3=-1.
Re: Quick question   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2005, 17:10
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