Posted by **Zoie** on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 5:32pm.

1. We multiplied: x to the exponent of 3 muliplied by x to the exponent of 4.

a) Suppose the exponents 3 and 4 were different. Would the adding method still work? Explain.

b) Suppose the base x was different. Would we get similar results? Explain.

2. We divided: x to the exponent of 5 divided by x to the exponent of 3.

a) Suppose the exponents 5 and 3 were different. Would the subraction method still work? Explain.

b) Suppose the base x was different. Would we get similar results? Explain.

1. x^3 * x^4 so use the base x and add the exponents.

a) yes, because you're multiplying a common base.

b) No, if the bases were different we can't add the exponents.

2. x^5 / x^3

a) yes, the base is the same

b) No, the results would be different.

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