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5-131.

WEI KIT RETURNS!

Wei Kit sure loves exponents! He’s decided to rewrite all the numbers around him so that they have an exponent. For example, instead of writing the number

He insists he can also write the number

Explain why Wei Kit’s expressions all equal

. Consider:

First consider just the exponent: It can be translated as '

to the power of something that makes become .'

Now consider the entire expression:is being raised to that 'something' that makes become

Consequently, the expression. Use Wei Kit’s method to rewrite the number

in two different ways. One way:

Find another way.Simplify this expression:

Refer to previous hints.

How can Wei Kit rewrite

? One way: