If a = 3 and b = -2, then find the value of a^a + b^b. Please answer with steps.​

If a = 3 and b = -2, then find the value of a^a + b^b. Please answer with steps.​

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  1. Answer:

    109/4

    Step-by-step explanation:

    To calculate a^a + b^b first place the values of a and b

    ATP,

    [tex]a^{a\\}[/tex] + [tex]b^{b}[/tex]

    = [tex]3^{3}[/tex] + [tex](-2)^{-2}[/tex]

    = 27 + [tex]\frac{1}{(-2)^2}[/tex]                                                                                         ([tex]a^{-m}[/tex] = [tex]\frac{1}{a^m}[/tex])

    = 27 + [tex]\frac{1}{2^2}[/tex]                                                                                  (Since [tex](-2)^{2}[/tex] = [tex]2^{2}[/tex])

    = 27 + [tex]\frac{1}{4}[/tex]

    = 109/4

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