anonymous
  • anonymous
can someone explain when i add/multiply exponents?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
adding doesn't do much good multiplying powers add
anonymous
  • anonymous
Let's say you have \[(x^8)*(x^3)\] In this case, you add the exponents \[(x^8)*(x^3)=x^{11}\] If you have \[\frac{x^8}{x^3}\], you subtract. \[\frac{x^8}{x^3}=x^5\] If you raise a power to a power, you multiply: \[(x^8)^{3}=x^{24}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
also when you take the square root, you divide by 2, say it were the square root of x^12, it would be x^6 because x^6 times x^6 = x^12 because you add the exponents

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