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Format: Layer, Start, End, Style, Name, MarginL, MarginR, MarginV, Effect, Text
Dialogue: 0,0:00:00.01,0:00:04.63,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,Since we have parentheses around the negative 3 here and the exponent, the 4 is
Dialogue: 0,0:00:04.64,0:00:09.24,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,written outside of those parentheses. That means that the exponent applies to
Dialogue: 0,0:00:09.25,0:00:14.04,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,the entire quantity that's inside the parentheses. So, the number that counts as
Dialogue: 0,0:00:14.05,0:00:18.62,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,the base number is negative 3. Negative 3 is the thing that we want to multiply
Dialogue: 0,0:00:18.63,0:00:23.21,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,by itself 4 times. So, that means we can rewrite this. As negative 3 times
Dialogue: 0,0:00:23.22,0:00:27.100,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,negative 3 times negative 3 times negative 3. Now you can just evaluate that
Dialogue: 0,0:00:28.01,0:00:33.09,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,numerically. Negative 3 times negative 3 is just positive 9. So you get positive
Dialogue: 0,0:00:33.10,0:00:37.71,Default,,0000,0000,0000,,9 multiplied by itself which is just equal to 81. So our final answer is 81