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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.1 Exponents and Their Properties - 4.1 Exercise Set - Page 235: 3


The answer is Option $(b)$.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $(x^m)^n=x^{mn}$ Thus, raising a power to a power is equivalent to raising the same base to the product of the powers. Example: $(x^2)^3=x^{2\cdot3} = x^6$ Therefore, the answer is Option $(b)$.
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