Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter P - Section P.2 - Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 20

Answer

$\frac{1}{4}$

Work Step by Step

Start with given expression: $2^{-3}\times2$ Use product rule to simplify: $2^{-3}\times2^{1}=2^{-2}$ Use negative exponent rule to simplify further: $\frac{1}{2^{2}}=\frac{1}{4}$
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