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tootsi123

  • one year ago

(5x^4)^5 how would i work this problem??

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  1. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    To raise a product to an exponent, raise every factor of the product to the exponent.

  2. tootsi123
    • one year ago
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    What is that supposed to mean?

  3. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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  4. mathstudent55
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    You have a product. A product is a multiplication. Your multiplication is 5 * x^4. That multiplication, also called a product, is the multiplication of 2 factors. The factors are 5 and x^4. Now you need to raise that product to the exponent 5. When you raise the product 5x^4 to an exponent, you must raise each factor to the exponent. That means you must raise x to exponent 5, and also raise x^4 to exponent 5.

  5. mathstudent55
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    here you see how each factor has to be raised tot he 5th power. |dw:1440124692403:dw|

  6. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Now we need to simplify the exponents and get rid of parentheses.

  7. mathstudent55
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    When you raise an exponent to an exponent, you multiply the exponents.

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  9. mathstudent55
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    Now all that is left to do is multiply the exponents of x.

  10. tootsi123
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    So then 3125^20

  11. mathstudent55
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  12. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Yes, I think I know what you meant to write, but don't forget the x.

  13. tootsi123
    • one year ago
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    Yes, that is what i meant... Thank you:)

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