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 - Page 76: 21



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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