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September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014

Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4:18pm.

A.

“You should multiply the exponents rather than add them. The correct answer is ”(xy)^6

B.

“The x and y are in the wrong order. The correct answer is (yx)^5”

C.

“The multiplication property of exponents only holds when the numbers being multiplied have the same base. Since the bases are different, the expression cannot be simplified any further.”

D.

“The multiplication property of exponents only holds when the numbers being multiplied have the same exponent. Since the exponents are different, the expression cannon be simplified any further.”

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**Steve**, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 5:39pmLooks like C to me

can't mix x's and y's

x^2*x^3 = x*x * x*x*x = x^5

but x^2 * y^3 = x*x * y*y*y

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