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 Question 54948: I am stuck on correct answer for: if x = 3 and y = -2, then -xy^2 = I believe the answer is -12, am I correct? If not, what is correct answer? I am not using any specific book. I am just practicing... Answer by Professor Goode(3)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Actually, the answer is 12. -2^2 is the same as -(2^2), u do the inside of the parantheses first, which is 4, then change the sign to negative. Then the rest u will understand.