**Rule 1:To multiply identical bases, add the exponents.**

**Example 3:** Simplify .

**Answer:**

** Solution:** You can only group identical bases. Therefore, you can group the 5's and group the 3's.

which in turn can be simplified to or

48,828,125 x 4,782,969=2.33543 x 10$14$.

Recall that the exponent 14 lets the reader know that the
decimal really belongs 14 places to the right of its current location.

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