OpenStudy (anonymous):

4^3*4*4^5 Simplify

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Now The above problem = 262144 But When I simplfily (or try to) I come up with 64^8 But! That equals 2. ######

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

4^3 x 4^1 x 4^5 You made 2 mistakes: 1. When you multiply exponential terms with the same base (here your base is 4), your answer will have the same base....4 2. You were correct in adding the exponents, but you forgot that the middle term...4...really has an exponent of 1 even though it is not written.

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

OK! So my answer Sholud be 4^9

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

bingo!

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Thanks!

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

no problem. good luck

4 years ago