Posted by **Anonymous** on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 8:26pm.

In Simplifying 7 to the 11th power and 7 to the 9th power, Alexis decides to use her calculator to find 7 to the 11th power and 7 to the 9th power indiviually before dividing. Show how Alexis could use the laws of exponents to arrive at the answer more easily.

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**Damon**, Monday, January 28, 2008 at 8:37pm
assume you are doing

7^11

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7^9

Which is

7^9 * 7^2

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7^9

so 7^2

which is 49

to multiply, add exponents

to divide, subtract exponents

to raise to power, multiply exponents

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**Anonymous**, Monday, January 28, 2008 at 8:40pm
thanks so much

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**Damon**, Monday, January 28, 2008 at 8:46pm
You are welcome !

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