College Algebra (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321979478
ISBN 13: 978-0-32197-947-6

Chapter R - Section R.2 - Algebra Essentials - R.2 Assess Your Understanding - Page 27: 87



Work Step by Step

RECALL: (1) $(a^m)^n=a^{mn}$ (2) $(ab)^m=a^mb^m$ Use rule (2) above to obtain: $=8^2(x^3)^2 \\=8(8)(x^3)^2 \\=64(x^3)^2$ Use rule (1) above to obtain: $=64x^{3\cdot2} \\=64x^6$
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