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[pre algebra help] simplification

  1. Feb 8, 2006 #1
    how do i simplify?

    [tex]5^2+3^0[/tex]

    would it be

    [tex]5x5+3^0[/tex]

    and then

    25+3?
     
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  3. Feb 8, 2006 #2
    Review the rule for powers because 3^0 is not 3.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2006 #3

    ok, i was just told that [tex]3^0[/tex] =1, but how?
     
  5. Feb 8, 2006 #4

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  6. Feb 8, 2006 #5
    ok, so [tex]5^2+3^0[/tex]
    is simplified to:

    [tex]25+1[/tex]
     
  7. Feb 8, 2006 #6

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    Yes, although if you really want to "simplify" it do one more step:
    25+ 1= 26!
     
  8. Feb 8, 2006 #7
    Just a note to the OP, 26! is not equal to 26. HallsofIvy wasn't referring to a factorial (if you're familiar with that subject).
     
  9. Feb 9, 2006 #8

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    Wicked! :biggrin:
     
  10. Feb 9, 2006 #9

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    Actually, I thought about that but it occured to me that if the poster was concerned about 30, he wouldn't think I meant factorial and mentioning it would just confuse things.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2006 #10
    I figured you had thought about it. I'm just a bit too particular I guess :blushing:

    I got him, didn't I? :rofl:

    Jk Halls! I'm not worthy!!!
     
  12. Feb 15, 2006 #11
    I got a good laugh out of that one :).
     
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