# How do you use laws of exponents to simplify b^7 * b^11?

Aug 5, 2015

=color(blue)(b^18

#### Explanation:

b^7⋅b^11

As per property:

• color(blue)(a^m*a^n=a^(m+n) , applying the same to the exponents of $b$

=b^color(blue)(7+11
=color(blue)(b^18