Pre-Algebra Fractional Exponent QuestionWhy does t 3 2 ⋅ t 1 2 = t 2...
Pre-Algebra Fractional Exponent Question
Why does ?
What I tried to do was multiply the exponents together so my final answer was but according to my Wileyplus homework it is .
Can someone please explain?
Answer & Explanation
When multiplying two of the same number raised to exponents (such as times ) you add the exponents.
Only when raising a number to an exponent, and raising the result to an exponent do you multiply exponents together.
Just remember this:
so in your problem,
hope this helped!