Rule 1:To multiply identical bases, add the exponents.
Example 3: Simplify .
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.
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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Author: Nancy Marcus