# SOLUTION: I think this is the right category... Can you please explain this? Thanks sooo much!! Simplify each of the following, if possible. Write your answers in the exponential form a^b.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents Question 236043: I think this is the right category... Can you please explain this? Thanks sooo much!! Simplify each of the following, if possible. Write your answers in the exponential form a^b. (a) 2^4 * 2^5 * 2^8 (b) 3^4 + 2 * 3^4 (c) 2^50 * 2^50 Answer by stanbon(60778)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Simplify each of the following, if possible. Write your answers in the exponential form a^b. (a) 2^4 * 2^5 * 2^8 = 2^(17) ------------------------------------------------- (b) 3^4 + 2 * 3^4 = 3*3^4 = 3^5 Comment: This is like x + 2x which is 3x You have (3^4) + 2(3^4) which gives you 3(3^4) But 3(3^4) is 3^5 ------------------------------------------------- (c) 2^50 * 2^50 = 2^100 ============================= Cheers, Stan H.