# How do you simplify #2^2*2^3# and write it using only positive exponents?

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Oct 1, 2016

#### Explanation:

According to the rules of indices, when multiplying numbers with exponents with the same base, the final answer is the base to the power of both exponents added together.

In this case, the base is 2, and the exponents are 2+3. If we follow this rule, that means the final answer is 2 to the power of 5 (because 2+3 = 5).