Danielle O.

asked • 03/16/18# What do I do when a exponent is outside a penthouse and what’s the distance when there’s no parentheses?

What is the difference between a number inside a print to see‘s with a exponent on the outside and between there be an in just a number with an exponent

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Edward A. answered • 03/17/18

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Danielle, it is odd, I would swear that I told you a concrete example, but we must have missed hitting “Answer”. I’ll try again.

Parentheses mean to group values together that would otherwise be separate.

Here is an example:

(2x)

^{3}is not the same as 2x^{3}(2x)

^{3}means “ multiply 2 times x,AND THEN raise the result to the 3rd power”2x

^{3}means “raise x to the 3rd power, AND THEN multiply by 2” Does the help?## Still looking for help? Get the right answer, fast.

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Edward A.

^{3}is different from 2x^{3}.^{3}means “multiply 2 times x AND THEN raise that to the third power”^{3}means “raise x to the third powerAND THEN multiply by 2”03/16/18