## College Algebra (6th Edition)

If two numbers are multiplied, and they have the same base, then add the exponents: Because $2^{2}\times2^{3}=(2\times2)\times(2\times2\times2)$ So $$2^{2}\times2^{3}$$ $$=2^{2+3}$$ $$=2^{5}$$ $$=32$$