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3*3 • 3*7 (*exponents)
Ben is trying to solve the above expression. He takes the following steps:
Ben multiplies the bases together to get 9 as the base of his answer.
Ben adds the exponents together to get 10 for the exponent of his answer.
Ben arrives at the answer 910.
Which step(s) did he make a mistake on and what was the mistake?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
Pooh_ Group Title
3*3 • 3*7 (*exponents) Ben is trying to solve the above expression. He takes the following steps: Ben multiplies the bases together to get 9 as the base of his answer. Ben adds the exponents together to get 10 for the exponent of his answer. Ben arrives at the answer 910. Which step(s) did he make a mistake on and what was the mistake?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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cgreenwade2000 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ben made a lot of mistakes.
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Fang02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
The sign for an exponent is ^. So it would look like 3^3 times 3^7.
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Fang02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
3^3 = 27 3^7 = 2187
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Fang02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
2187 times 27 = 59,049.
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cgreenwade2000 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Knowing the properties of exponents would tell us that you add the exponents when you multiply numbers with the same base.
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Fang02 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So, you add the product of each, which would make 2214?
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