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Apply the product of powers property to a monomial algebraic expression: (5x^-1)(5x^-3)

forgot how to do it :/

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When the bases are the same, keep that base and add the powers:
Ex: (a^2)(a^5)=a^7.
Or. (axa)(axaxaxaxa )=a^7

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This is wrong.
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No it isn't... Plug it into a calculator... Maybe you should go back to 8th grade math oh wait.... Maybe you're only in 6th grade
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If that were (5^-1)(5^-3) you would be right, but that x changes things.
You have
(5x-1)(5x^-3) =
Use Associative Property of Multiplication.
5(x^-1)(5)(x^-3) =
Use Commutative Property of Multiplication.
5(5)(x^-1)(x^-3) =
25x^-4
(I'm a math teacher. Don't mess with me. Just kidding. But I really am a math teacher.)
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Did you think that x means "times?"
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(5x^-1)(5x^-3). =

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No... Type it into a calculator... That's not right
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It's right.
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Thank you, Mary.
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5x. 5x^3.
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5x^4When it's a negative exponent it's one over the number but change the negative exponent to a positive