## Precalculus (6th Edition)

The given statement is false. A corrected statement is: $(a^2)^3 = a^6$
RECALL: $(a^m)^n = a^{mn}$ Thus, $(a^2)^3 = a^{2(3)} = a^6$ Therefore, the given statement is false. A corrected statement is: $(a^2)^3 = a^6$