## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 5 - Number Theory and the Real Number System - 5.6 Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set 5.6: 119

#### Answer

To multiply exponents with the same base, add the exponents and retain (copy) the base. Example: $2^3\cdot2^5 = 2^8$

#### Work Step by Step

To multiply exponents with the same base, add the exponents and retain the base. Example: $2^3 \cdot 2^5=2^{3+5} = 2^8$

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