clarkexo
help me solve: (a^2)^5



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hartnn
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\(\huge (x^n)^m=x^{mn}\)
does this help?

clarkexo
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so the answer is a^10?

hartnn
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2*(5)=10
so its
a^(10)
ok?

clarkexo
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so I don't flip the exponent and make it positive?

hartnn
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nopes, not here.
you flip the sign of exponent only when you take its reciprocal
\(\huge \frac{1}{x^n}=x^{n}\)

clarkexo
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OHHHHH, okay that helps. ty!

hartnn
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welcome ^_^