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# if A = P^Q what is the value of A if P = -1

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if A = P^Q what is the value of A if P = -1
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26 Mar 2016, 09:43
A = -1^Q. If Q is even then A = 1. If Q is odd then A = -1. If Q is a fraction then A is imaginary.

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26 Mar 2016, 13:06
Vyshak wrote:
A = -1^Q. If Q is even then A = 1. If Q is odd then A = -1. If Q is a fraction then A is imaginary.

Great ...!!!
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