How do you simplify #2^2*2^3#?

2 Answers
Nov 9, 2016

Answer:

#2^2 * 2^3 => 2^(2+3) => 2^5#

Explanation:

When mutliplying similar terms with exponents you add the exponents.

#2^2 * 2^3 => 2^(2+3) => 2^5#

The displayable reason is:

#2^2 = 2*2#

#2^3 = 2*2*2#

Therefore #2^2 * 2^3 => 2*2*2*2*2 => 2^5#

Nov 9, 2016

Answer:

#32#

Explanation:

We can simplify by expressing each of the products in their numeric form.

#2^2xx2^3=4xx8=32#

OR by simplifying the product using #color(blue)"law of exponents"#

#color(orange)"Reminder " color(red)(bar(ul(|color(white)(2/2)color(black)(a^mxxa^n=a^(m+n))color(white)(2/2)|)))#

#rArr2^2xx2^3=2^(2+3)=2^5=32#