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1. Hi this prob sounds really silly to most people but how do u put a negative number into ur calculator ?

Like -3 , because i need to do find out -3 and other negative numbers squared but im not sure how u do it on a calculator..

ok... hope that made sum sense :-X
2. well any number squared is the positive number squared

so -3 squared = 3 squared
-x squared = x squared

to put in a negative number though, just press the minus button on yer calculator then the number.
3. the minus button might be a minus in brackets (-)
4. (Original post by CHL)
Hi this prob sounds really silly to most people but how do u put a negative number into ur calculator ?

Like -3 , because i need to do find out -3 and other negative numbers squared but im not sure how u do it on a calculator..

ok... hope that made sum sense :-X

some calculators want the number first then to press the negative button (not the minus button!)
5. thanks alot :-)

I needed it to do spearman rank for my Mayfield high GCSE project which u may have read my posts on last week when i was threating.

My teacher read what ive done so far and said with spearman rank included it shud be b/a so yay :-)

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