Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.6 - Properties of Integral Exponents - Exercise Set: 151

Answer

False; The correct statement is: $5^6 \cdot 5^2 = 5^8$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: $a^m \cdot a^n = a^{m+n}$ Use the rule above to obtain: $5^6 \cdot 5^2 = 5^{6+2} = 5^8$ Thus, the given statement is false. The correct statement would be: $5^6 \cdot 5^2 = 5^8$
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