## Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

$x^{8}$
We are given the expression $x^{5}\times x^{3}$. We can use the product rule to simplify, which holds that $a^{m}\times a^{n}=a^{m+n}$. In this example, $a=x$, $m=5$, and $n=3$. $x^{5+3}=x^{8}$