## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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