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 Author: rolschwarz Time: 08/06/03 20:24 PST This is a reply to message no. 11772 by acroduster1 Reply | Original Message | New Topic | List Topics | List Messages on This Topic
 Current Topic:Microsoft Excel is WRONG!!! Beware... Actually, I'm not so sure it's wrong.  I think =-(3+6)^2 only seems ambiguous as to whether the negative refers to the (3+6) or the entire expression.  If I were after the opposite of the square, I would have the entire expression in parentheses, =-((3+6)^2).  I believe the rule for negation is that it applies to the adjacent TERM. I would be interested in two things: 1.) the MS Excel documentation, and 2.) an opinion from an actual text or mathematician.
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