Rule 1:To multiply identical bases, add the exponents.
Problem 1: Find .
Solution: When multiplying identical bases, simply add the exponents. In this case,
Recall that means that you multiply 5 by itself 3 times, and
means that you multiply 5 by itself 10 times. The overall results
is 5 times itself 13 times. An easier way to write the answer is to write it
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Author: Nancy Marcus