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Hi, I am a student who would
like to recall how to multiply exponents. Here Thanks, 

Hi Carl, The rules of exponents apply only when you multiply or divide, and only if the base is the same. For example, suppose that you want to find
3^{2} is 3 3 and 3^{4} is 3 3 3 3 so
That is
For the two situations you describe the rules of exponents don't give any simplification. The best I can say is that if the second had been
then you could write it as
Penny 

