Finite Math and Applied Calculus (6th Edition)

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1133607705
ISBN 13: 978-1-13360-770-0

Chapter 0 - Section 0.2 - Exponents and Radicals - Exercises: 15



Work Step by Step

$$2^{2}2^{-1}2^{4}2^{-4}$$ 1. Applying one of the exponent laws, add all of the exponents together, keeping the base number (2) the same: $$2+-1+4+-4=1$$ $$=2^{1}$$ 2. Evaluate the exponent to get the answer: $$2^{1}=2$$
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