A method of simplifying exponents is known as the power of a product rule. According to this rule, a term that is raised to a power is equal to the product of its factors raised to the same power. This rule only works under two conditions. Firstly, there must be more than two constants or variables that are being multiplied together. Secondly, the result of the multiplication must be raised to a power.

Grade 8

Exponents

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