Algebra 1

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

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - 7-4 More Multiplication Properties of Exponents - Lesson Check - Page 436: 8


The second student is correct.

Work Step by Step

The second student is correct because, when adding like terms, you should add the coefficients and keep the same variable. The second student understood that x$^{5}$ + x$^{5}$ should be expressed as having two x$^{5}$, where the coefficients are added and the variables remain the same: 2x$^{5}$.
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