## Simplifying Expression with Exponents

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Tomtom
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### Simplifying Expression with Exponents

3^5(3^-2 + 3^-3)
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9

Hope this explains as I was unable how to figure out how to make exponents on my laptop.

stapel_eliz
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$\frac{3^5\left(3^{-2}\, +\, 3^{-3}\right)}{9}$
Where are you stuck? You converted the negative exponents to positives, converted the fractions to common denominators, simplified, and... then what?

. . . . .$\frac{3^5\left(\frac{1}{3^2}\, +\, \frac{1}{3^3}\right)}{3^2}\, =\, \frac{\frac{3^5}{1}\left(\frac{3}{3^3}\, +\, \frac{1}{3^3}\right)}{\frac{3^2}{1}}$

Hope this explains as I was unable how to figure out how to make exponents on my laptop.

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### Re: Simplifying Expression with Exponents

Sorry my apologies,I neglected to write that I have no idea to solve.

stapel_eliz
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Sorry my apologies,I neglected to write that I have no idea to solve.
If you mean "simplify", then a good start would probably be with the steps listed earlier. Two steps have already been given to you.