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Quick question [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2005, 13:12
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is (-1)^0 = 1 ?
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Re: Quick question [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2005, 13:28
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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] New post 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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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2005, 13:57
Agree with you guys....It should be 1
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Re: Quick question [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2005, 13:58
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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] New post 05 Jun 2005, 17:10
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is (-1)^0 = 1 ?

i also think so because 0 is even. -1^2= 1 but -1^3=-1.
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