Multiplication Property of Exponents
We can extend the Multiplication Property of Exponents to multiply more
than two factors.
Find: 84 Â· 8
Â· 85. Leave your answer in exponential notation.
The bases are the same, so we can use the
Multiplication Property of Exponents.
Note: 8 = 81
84 Â· 8
Â· 85 = 84
Â· 85 = 84 + 1 + 5 = 810
We left 810 in exponential form. To
evaluate 810, use the â€œyxâ€ key on a
scientific calculator or the â€œ^â€ key
on a graphing calculator.
810 = 1,073,741,824
Find: x7 Â· x3
The operation is multiplication and
the bases are the same.
Therefore, add the exponents and use x as the base. x7
Â· x5 = x7 + 3 + 5 = x15