Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.1 - Exponents - Vocabulary and Readiness Check: 5



Work Step by Step

The understood exponent on the term $y$ is 1. To raise $y$ to the first power means to use $y$ as a factor only once. Therefore, when no exponent is shown, we assume that a number has an exponent of 1. Examples, $6=6^{1}$ and $a=a^{1}$
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