Posted by **diana** on Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:10pm.

application of the laws of exponent

show different ways of simplifying each of the following expression. answer the question that follow.

1. 2^5 * 2^4

2. x^4 * x^7

3. (3^2)^3

4. (m^4)^5

5. (5^3 * 2^2)^2

6. (a^4 * b^2)^5

7. (3x^5)^3

8. 7^4/7^2

9. x^5/x^8

10. 12m^9/4m^5

11. (3/4)^2

12. (x/y)^5

13. (2x^5/5y^4)^3

14. (12m^4/6)^3

15. (3/9a^3)^4

B.

1. how did you simplify each expression above?

2. what do you hink would make it easy, to simplify the given expression?why?

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**PsyDAG**, Friday, September 9, 2011 at 12:10pm
When multiplying terms, you add the exponents. when dividing terms, you subtract exponents. With exponents of exponents, you multiply. For example,

3. (3^2)^3 = 3^2 * 3^2 * 3^2 = 3^6

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