EXPONENTIAL RULES - Problem 1

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

Problem 1: Simplify tex2html_wrap_inline46 .

Answer: tex2html_wrap_inline48

Solution: You can solve this problem using Rule 1. Write tex2html_wrap_inline46 as

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You can also solve this problem using Rule 3:

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You can check the answer with your calculator. Find the value of tex2html_wrap_inline46 by first finding the value of tex2html_wrap_inline58 and then applying an exponent of 5 to the answer. tex2html_wrap_inline60 and tex2html_wrap_inline62 . Now find the value of tex2html_wrap_inline64 . Since both answers are the same, you have correctly worked this problem.

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