# What is a negative number to the power of 2?

We will be looking at the concept of exponents in this section. Exponents are very important concepts in mathematics that are used to make calculations convenient.

## Answer: The negative number to the power 2 is always a positive number.

Let's understand the solution.

**Explanation:**

When we calculate an exponent of a negative number, then the result depends on the power of the number.

If the power is even, then the result will be positive. If it is odd, then the result is negative.

Here, we know that 2 is even.

Hence, any negative number to the power of 2 is positive.

For example, (-3)^{2 }= (-3) × (-3) = 9, which is positive.