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# Which of the following is equal to the value of

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24 Dec 2008, 16:12
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Which of the following is equal to the value of $$2^5+2^5+3^5+3^5+3^5$$?

(A) $$5^6$$
(B) $$13^5$$
(C) $$2^6+3^6$$
(D) $$2^7+3^8$$
(E) $$4^5+9^5$$

Hi guys,

I am a little confused as to what the answer to this question is. I tried applying the same rules to this problem as for multiplying exponents, but I got the wrong answer. Can you please explain how you will solve this problem?
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25 Dec 2008, 00:42
smarinov wrote:
Hi guys,

I am a little confused as to what the answer to this question is. I tried applying the same rules to this problem as for multiplying exponents, but I got the wrong answer. Can you please explain how you will solve this problem?
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thank you.

$$2^5+2^5+3^5+3^5+3^5 = 2*2^5+3*3^5 = 2^6+3^6$$
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25 Dec 2008, 10:28
2^5 (1 + 1) + 3^5 (1 + 1) = 2^6 + 3^6

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