A negative coefficient of a term with a rational exponent can mean that we either (1) apply the rational exponent and then take the opposite of the result, or (2) the rational exponent applies to a negative term. In case 2 of rational exponents with negative coefficients, the answer will be not real if the denominator of the exponent is even. If the root is odd, the answer will be a negative number.
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