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sisike
 2 years ago
1. Write using exponents.
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sisike
 2 years ago
1. Write using exponents. (–4)(–4)

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amistre64
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2okay as in you understand now?

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

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

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

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

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

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

nincompoop
 2 years 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
 2 years 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok :) well thank you so much anyway!!
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