Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter P - Section P.2 - Exponents and Scientific Notation - Exercise Set: 132

Answer

It doesn't make complete sense. It is true that there are many equivalent exponential expressions to $36x^{12}$ but $36(x^{3})^{9}$ isn't one. It equals $36x^{27}$.

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