**Rule 3:**- When there are two or more exponents to the same base,
multiply them.

**Example 5:**

can be written . According to Rule 1, we can add the exponents. can now be written . According to Rule 3, we could have gone directly to the answer by multiplying the exponents. .

**Example 6:**

Simplify . According to Rule 3, the answer is .

**Example 7:**-

Simplify . The expression can be written . You could go directly to the answer by multiplying all the exponents. .

**Example 8:**- Simplify . The solution is as follows:
.

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