Multiplication and Division with Exponents
When multiplying and dividing exponents, only the bases have to be the same in order to combine like terms. When like bases are multiplied, you will add the exponents. For example, 32 x 33 could be written 35 (3x3x3x3x3). When dividing exponents with like bases, you will subtract the exponents. For example, 26 ÷ 24 = 22 (2x2x2x2x2x2 ÷ 2x2x2x2). When raising a power to another power, for example (52)3, you will multiply the exponents. So, (52)3 = 52 x 52 x 52 = 56.
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