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: 155

Answer

False; The correct statement is: $2^4+2^5=2^4+2^5$

Work Step by Step

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: $2^4+2^5=2^4+2^5$
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