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AdorkableBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It's supposed to be a equals sign!
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LagrangeSon678Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
first you need to apply this rule of exponents to the left side of that equation: (a^m)^n=a^m*n
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LagrangeSon678Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
if you did that, then you are correct
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nicEscottBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If the whole thing is raised to the power of 4 as suggested by the () then that would include the 2 in the base as well.. so 2^4 is also necessary
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nicEscottBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If the problem has parenthesis then it means each thing in the parenthesis is to use the exponent. You can think of them separately... (2t^3)^4 = [2^4][(t^3)^4]
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\large (2t^3)^4\] \[\large (2t^3)(2t^3)(2t^3)(2t^3)\] \[\large (2*2*2*2)(t^3*t^3*t^3*t^3)\] \[\large 16t^{3+3+3+3}\] \[\large 16t^{12}\] So \[\large (2t^3)^4=16t^{12}\]
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