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    3^2+3^1
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricky j View Post
    3^2+3^1
    3^2 + 3^1 = (3 * 3) + (3) = (9) + (3) = 12

    If you know what exponents are, all you need to do is simplify the exponents (for example: 3^2 = 3*3 = 9) then add the terms.
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