# SOLUTION: How do you simplify a cube of x to the fifth power

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 Question 69022: How do you simplify a cube of x to the fifth powerAnswer by bucky(2189)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The cube of x is written Raising this to the 5 power is written as Notice that represents multiplied by itself 5 times ... or: **** and we multiply common terms with exponents by adding the exponents to get: **** = which simplifies to The shorthand way of doing this is to use the rule that when a term with an exponent is raised to another exponent, you multiply the two exponents. In this case: is found by multiplying the 3 by the 5 to get Hope this helps you to understand exponents a little more.