EXPONENTIAL RULES - Problem 1

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

Problem 1: Find tex2html_wrap_inline34 .

Answer: tex2html_wrap_inline36

Solution: When multiplying identical bases, simply add the exponents. In this case,

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Recall that tex2html_wrap_inline40 means that you multiply 5 by itself 3 times, and tex2html_wrap_inline42 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 as tex2html_wrap_inline36 .

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