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# What does it mean to multiply two powers having the same base and add the exponents?

Wiki User

2012-02-08 17:21:39

This is one of the laws of exponents, which states that

xa * xb = x(a+b)

The base is x, and the two powers (or exponents) are a and b.

Wiki User

2012-02-08 17:21:39
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