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

**Example 1:** means

which in turn can be written . According to Rule 1, you can get to the answer directly by adding the exponents.

**Example 2:** can be simplified to

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**Work the following problems. Click on Answer if you want to check your answer and review the solution.**

**Problem 1:** Find .

**Problem 2:** Find

**Problem 3:** Find

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