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Exponents [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 14:23
if I am told to simplify something like 2^3*2^3*2^3 can I choose between

a. combining the bases 8^3

B combining the exponenet 2^9

both these seem to comply with the rules of exponenets.
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Re: Exponents [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2010, 09:48
Both looks fine to me. But I would prefer to simplify this as 2^9 since the base should remain as a simplified entity.
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