ISEE Upper Level Math : How to multiply exponents

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Example Question #21 : Exponents

What is the value of this equation?

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Explanation:

When an exponent is raised to another exponent, the exponents should be multiplied toghether. This will result in:

Example Question #11 : How To Multiply Exponents

Which expression is equal to ?

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When exponent of a value is raised to another exponent, the values of the exponents are multiplied by each other. 

2 is multiplied by 3, and so the exponent of x is 6. 

Example Question #21 : Exponents

What is the value of ?

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When one exponent is raised to another exponent, the values of the exponents should be multiplied together. Thus, 

 can be simplified to , given that 

Example Question #72 : Numbers And Operations

What is the expression below equal to?

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When exponents are multiplied by each other, the powers should be added together. Meanwhile, numbers not raised to an exponent are simply multiplied by each other. 

Therefore, the answer is , because , and

Example Question #23 : Exponents

What is the value of ?

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1 raised to any exponent will always be 1. 

-1 will be equal to 1 when the exponent is even and will be equal to -1 when the exponent is odd. 

Given that 323 is odd,  is equal to -1. 

Example Question #21 : Exponents

Simplify the following:

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Simplify the following:

Let's begin by recalling two rules

1) When multiplying variables with a common base, add the exponents.

2) When multiplying variables with a common base, multiply the coefficients.

So, our answer is 

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