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 - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 437: 48



Work Step by Step

$(m^{?})^{3}=m^{-12}$ To raise a power to a power, we multiply the exponents. Therefore, in order for this equation to be correct, the product of $3$ and the first exponent must equal $-12$. The only way this would work is if the first exponent is $-4$ because $-4\times3=-12$. Therefore, the correct equation is $(m^{-4})^{3}=m^{-12}$
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