# How do you simplify 4^2 * 4^(1/2)?

May 3, 2018

${4}^{2} {.4}^{\frac{1}{2}} = {4}^{\frac{5}{2}}$
${a}^{m} . {a}^{n} = {a}^{m + n}$
${4}^{2} {.4}^{\frac{1}{2}} = {4}^{2 + \frac{1}{2}}$
$= {4}^{\frac{5}{2}}$