Adding exponents

  • #1
This is a really basic problem and I just need some review.
How do I add 2k+1 + 2k+1?

This is where I am stuck

212k+212k
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
eumyang
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Think of it this way. Can you add
x + x?
y + y?
something + something?
This is what the expression
2k+1 + 2k+1
merely is. Once you get that, then you can use the appropriate property of exponents.
 
  • #3
Think of it this way. Can you add
x + x?
y + y?
something + something?
This is what the expression
2k+1 + 2k+1
merely is. Once you get that, then you can use the appropriate property of exponents.
Oh I see, so it would be..

2*2k+1 = 2k+2

and just another one for fun

2k+1+2k+1+2k+1+2k+1 = 4*2k+1 = 2*2*2k+1 = 2k+3

Does this seem correct?
 
  • #4
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Oh I see, so it would be..

2*2k+1 = 2k+2

and just another one for fun

2k+1+2k+1+2k+1+2k+1 = 4*2k+1 = 2*2*2k+1 = 2k+3

Does this seem correct?
Not only does it seem correct, it is correct.
 
  • #5
Cool thanks !
 

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