# SOLUTION: Why does in * in = inches squared? I'm not sure what exponent rule is behind this.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents Question 307530: Why does in * in = inches squared? I'm not sure what exponent rule is behind this.Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!When you square anything you multiply that thing by itself! For example: The exponent rule is when multiplying things that have the same base, you add the exponents. = Here, a is the base. = Here, 7 is the base. However: Because the bases (6 & 8) are not the same.