# Chapter P - Prerequisites: Fundamental Concepts of Algebra - Exercise Set P.2: 13

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#### Work Step by Step

If two numbers are multiplied, and they have the same base, then add the exponents: Because $2^{2}\times2^{3}=(2\times2)\times(2\times2\times2)$ So $$2^{2}\times2^{3}$$ $$=2^{2+3}$$ $$=2^{5}$$ $$=32$$

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