**So far,
my examples have been squares...**

**What if we did
cubes with
negative bases?**

**Are these going to be
the same? **

**Let's just write out
what each one means and see what happens.**

**The
parenthesis means that thenegative is locked in the
box with the 5.**

**The
negative stays out in front.**

**Hey, both answers are
negative this time! So, these ARE the same!**

**The key is to always
remember what these means and what's going on and you'll
never go wrong.**

**YOUR TURN:**

**Work through these...
Do you see a pattern in the answers? See what's
going on?**