How do you simplify #d^3 xx d^5#?

2 Answers
Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

#d^8#

Explanation:

using the rules of exponents

#x^m*x^n=x^(m+n)#

#d^3*d^5=d^(3+5)#

#=d^8#

Jun 7, 2018

Answer:

#d^8#

Explanation:

#d^3=underbrace(d xx d xxd )_"3 times"#

#d^5=underbrace(d xxd xxd xxd xxd)_"5 times"#

#d^3xxd^5=underbrace(d xxd xxd xxd xxd xxd xxd xxd)_("8 times")=d^8 #

#"this may be generalised as"#

#•color(white)(x)d^3xxd^5=d^((3+5))=d^8#