Use the product rule for exponents to simplify the expression, if possible

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2^8 + 2^5                My answer is 2^40   Is this correct?

May 5th, 2015

2^8 + 2^5

2^5.2^3 + 2^5

2^5 ( 2^3 + 1 )

2^5 ( 9 )

32 x 9

288.............................this is the correct answer

May 5th, 2015

My homework has these choices to choose from.

A) 2^13   B)The product rule does not apply  C)4^13  D)2^40

May 5th, 2015

Mark B option ! None of the option eqalises it !

May 5th, 2015

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