Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.2 - Multiplying Monomials - Problem Set 5.2: 86

Answer

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Work Step by Step

Consider what this operation is telling a person to do. When you raise a power to a power, you are telling the person to multiply the original power by itself that many times. Since this involves multiplication, it makes sense that you multiply the powers by each other.
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