Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Concept Byte - Page 424: 9


The pattern noticed is that if two exponents with same base are multiplied, the final answer is an exponent that contains the same base, and the exponent is the sum of the exponents from the original equation.

Work Step by Step

Ex. $7^{6}$ $\times$ $7^{3}$ = $7^{9}$ $7^{9}$ = $7^{6+3}$. (Final exponent is the sum of the two exponents.)
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