Power to a Power

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Power to a Power

  1. 1. Whenyouhave a exponentraisedtoanotherexponent....like (x2 )4 ...thereisashortcut to simplfyingthe expression.The disabled-expression(x2 )4 saystake x2 multiplyfourof them.Sowhatyoureallyhave is(x2 *x2 *x2 * x2 ).Thiscan be expandedtowrittenas (x * x * x * x * x * x * x * x).Whenyou use an exponenttogatherthe bases,youhave x8 .Or youcouldhave just mutlipliedthe powersandsaid (2 * 4) :) Here are some more examples: 1. (x2 )3 =x6 2. (t-2 )2 =t-4 3. (m4 )1 =m4

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