## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

False; The correct statement is: $2^3 \cdot 3^2 = 2^3\cdot3^2$
RECALL: $a^m \cdot a^n = a^{m+n}$ The factors have different bases; therefore, the given expression is already in its simplest form. Thus, the given statement is false. The correct statement is: $2^3 \cdot 3^2 = 2^3\cdot3^2$