Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
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Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.1 Exponents and Their Properties - 4.1 Exercise Set: 14

Answer

$\text{base: } -5x \\\text{exponent: } 4$

Work Step by Step

By definition, $x^a$ has a base of $x$ and an exponent of $a$. Hence, the given expression, $ (-5x)^4 $, has the following characteristics: \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \text{base: } -5x \\\text{exponent: } 4 .\end{array}
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