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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Author: Nancy Marcus