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June 27th, 2013, 04:14 PM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2013 From: Ramallah, Palestine Posts: 349 Thanks: 0  Laws of Exponents. Stuck!
Use the Law of Exponents to rewrite and simplify the expression. (x^2n) * (x^3n1) (x^n+2) *NOTE Everything that follows after the x's are meant to be in the exponent position, I couldn't figure out how to get all of them up there. I could only get one successfully because if I tried to ^ again in Latex it would look like x^2^n which looks like 2 is to the nth power. Anyways, please help. I am stuck. Am I missing a law I need to be using? Thanks, Sham 
June 27th, 2013, 05:06 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,976 Thanks: 1158 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Laws of Exponents. Stuck!
Use {} around the exponent (in latex). In text, use (),[], etc. When multiplying powers with the same base, add the exponents. When dividing powers with the same base, subtract the exponents. 
June 30th, 2013, 04:18 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2013 From: Ramallah, Palestine Posts: 349 Thanks: 0  Re: Laws of Exponents. Stuck!
awesome explanation! I put that in my notes. Thanks so much greg. Sham 
June 30th, 2013, 06:02 PM  #4 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,976 Thanks: 1158 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Re: Laws of Exponents. Stuck! Better? 

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