# How do you simplify 5^(1/2) * 5^(1/4)?

##### 1 Answer
Oct 29, 2015

${5}^{\frac{3}{4}}$

#### Explanation:

Since the bases are the same, add the exponents together.
${5}^{\frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{4}}$
$= {5}^{\frac{2}{4} + \frac{1}{4}}$
$= {5}^{\frac{3}{4}}$