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sisike
 one year ago
1. Write using exponents.
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sisike
 one year ago
1. Write using exponents. (–4)(–4)

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amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1multiplication is a more concise way of writing addition, k added n times:\[k+k+k+...+k=nk\] exponents are a more concise way of writing multiplication k multiplied n times... \[k*k*k*k*...*k=k^n\]

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so, first determine you value of k then determine how many times it is being multiplied to itself, n

amistre64
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1either you do not understand my explanation, or you perfer others to do your thinking for you ...

sisike
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no I don't understand you. and I like to do my own thinking thank you :)

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2look at the patterns: (5)(5)(5) = 5^3 here, your exponent is 3. meaning that 5 has been multiplied three times. (10)(10)(10)(10)(10) = (10)^5 here, your exponent is 5. meaning that (10) has been multiplied five times. (a)(a) = (a)^2 here, your exponent is 2. meaning that (a) has been multiplied twice. @amistre64 showed you something with k instead of a. these letters are just place holders, meaning they could be any value. it is the same concept, the k has been multiplied by how many times it appeared in the equation. he used n as a placeholder for the exponents to indicate that n will be how many times k will be multiplied.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2okay as in you understand now?

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2awesomeness! thank amistre64 :)

sisike
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1soooo would my answer be 16?

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2correct! negative multiplied by a negative results a positive

sisike
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yay!!!!! ^.^ so when I write it down it would be.......dw:1367250225075:dw

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2caution: \[4^2=(4)^2=16\]

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2no, that is not how you should write it down. you should follow the sign and it must be enclosed in a parenthesis.

sisike
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oops! but ok :) do you mid helping me with one more question?

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if it is not enclosed in a parenthesis, the sign that came before will be treated as multiplied by 1 after the calculation is made.

nincompoop
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2unfortunately, I don't have a lot of spare time. I just saw that you struggled and it was pretty easy enough for me to intervene and offer help.

sisike
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok :) well thank you so much anyway!!
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