# How do you simplify #4*4^5# and write it using only positive exponents?

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Aug 22, 2016

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Aug 22, 2016

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First, lets remember that

#4^1 * 4^5#

Now we can use a rule of exponents. When multiplying two bases, add the exponents.

#4^1 * 4^5 = 4^(1+5)#

#4^6#

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Let's look at this at a different angle.

First write out

#4^1 = 4#

#4^5 = 4*4*4*4*4#

Now multiply together.

#(4)*(4*4*4*4*4)#

#4*4*4*4*4*4#

If you count the