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    exp^x

    Hi,

    This may seem silly but when you square the exponential function, so (e^x)^2, it does just give e^2x, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasleycakes View Post
    Hi,

    This may seem silly but when you square the exponential function, so (e^x)^2, it does just give e^2x, right?
    Yes, this is correct, and not just for e: for any a,b,c \in \mathbb{R}, \ <br />
(a^b)^c = a^{bc}

    Maybe you should go over some exponent rules to be more confident:

    Mathwords: Exponent Rules
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