anonymous
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THE QUESTION IS BELOW. i dont really get it....
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Savvy
  • Savvy
since \[a ^{2}a ^{4} = a ^{6}\] and \[(a ^{2})^{4} = a ^{8}\] and there is a difference in both... compare and contrast this difference...
anonymous
  • anonymous
first let's recall some definitions about exponents. \[x^{n}x^{m}=x^{n+m}\] \[(x^{n})^{m}=x^{nm}\] now we can describe the products of a^2a^4 and (a^2)^4. a^2a^4=a^(2+4)=a^6 (a^2)^4=a^(2*4)=a^8 therefore a^2a^4 is not the same as (a^2)^4

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