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

False; The correct statement is: $2^4+2^5=2^4+2^5$
RECALL: $a^{m} \cdot a^n = a^{mn}$ The operation involved in the given expression is addition. Thus, the rule above cannot be applied to the given expression. Therefore, the given statement is false. The correct statement is: $2^4+2^5=2^4+2^5$