# Multiplying Powers

Skill:

Use rules of exponents to simplify numeric and algebraic expressions.

# Multiplying Powers

Discover a pattern when multiplying exponents with the same base to form a rule.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections.*

### Open-ended question 1

What changes when you move the parentheses on the left?

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### Open-ended question 2

What changes when you move the parentheses on the right?

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### Open-ended question 3

How do the exponents relate to the number of repeated multiplications?

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