Ok, so I hope I don't sound completely retarded here.

My question is: Does √(-1)√(-1) = (√(-1))^(2) or √(1)

I am wondering because : √(x)√(y) = √(xy) doesn't it? √(25)√(30)=√(900)

So if x=-1 and y=-1 then shouldn't it just be √[(-1)(-1)] ?

Or does order of operations take precedence and I just don't understand the √(x)√(y)

I hope that makes sense!

Any help is appreciated!