The difference would be that for (-5)^2 you would have to do anything that was in the parenthesis first and then square it up, but for -5^2 you would just square it up immediately. In this specific case both outcomes would be the same result and the answer would be 25 since a negative times a negative is a positive. It would be the same because there is nothing in the parenthesis.
The reason for this is because -5^2 without the parentheses is the same as 0-5^2 which is -25
But with the parentheses the actual number is negative because (0-5)^2 is the same as (-5)^2 and a negative square is a positive
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