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2-10.

Simplify each expression below. Be sure to show your work. (Hint: Use your understanding of the meaning of exponents to expand each expression and then simplify.) Assume that the denominators in parts (b) and (c) are not equal to zero.

(

*x*^{3})(*x*^{2})^{}(

*x*^{2})^{3}

Interpret the meaning of the exponents (*x*· *x* · *x*)(*x* · *x*), then simplify. What is the shortcut?

What do the exponents mean?

Now how can you simplify the given problem?

What do the exponents mean? Is there a shortcut?

Remember what each exponent means.

*x*^{6}