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anonymous
 one year ago
Can Someone please just help me understand exponents better...Like when you have 2x^3 + 5x^5 and when you subtract, multiply and divide what to do with the exponents...My college alg. teacher went over it a bit but i'm super confused.
anonymous
 one year ago
Can Someone please just help me understand exponents better...Like when you have 2x^3 + 5x^5 and when you subtract, multiply and divide what to do with the exponents...My college alg. teacher went over it a bit but i'm super confused.

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misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2add or subtract, don't mess with the exponents, leave them alone

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2just like \(200+300=500\) you would have \(2x^2+3x^2=5x^2\)

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2in your example the \(2x^3\) and \(5x^5\) are not "like terms" so you cannot combine them they are not like terms because the exponents are different

misty1212
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2for example, if \(x\) was \(10\) then \(2x^3=2\times 10^3=2,000\) and \(5x^5=5\times 10^5=500,000\) you can add \[500,000+2,000\] but the 5 and the 2 don't touch, they are in different places

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok thanks! What about when you multiply and divide?
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