Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - Cumulative Test Prep - Multiple Choice: 21

Answer

32

Work Step by Step

An exponential expression represents repeated multiplication where the base is the factor. The factor is repeated the number of times indicated by the exponent. exponent $\underset\uparrow2^{\overset\downarrow5}$ base $=\underbrace{2\times2\times2\times2\times2}$ The factor is repeated 5 times. To solve, multiply, working left to right. $=4\times2\times2\times2$ $=8\times2\times2$ $=16\times2$ $=32$
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