Results 1 to 3 of 3

Math Help - product Vs exponent calculation order

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Jul 2012
    From
    terrassa
    Posts
    2

    product Vs exponent calculation order

    Hello Community,




    Where x = 3 :

    a) (45x)⁴ = 332150625

    b) 45(x⁴) = 3645

    so when you see the formula 45x⁴, to which of the above methods does it refer?



    Yan
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    MHF Contributor
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,530
    Thanks
    773

    Re: product Vs exponent calculation order

    Exponentiation has higher priority than multiplication, so it is done first.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    MHF Contributor
    skeeter's Avatar
    Joined
    Jun 2008
    From
    North Texas
    Posts
    11,623
    Thanks
    428

    Re: product Vs exponent calculation order

    (ab)^x = a^x \cdot b^x

    ab^x = a \cdot b^x
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 27th 2012, 06:45 AM
  2. [SOLVED] Order of product of elements of two subgroups
    Posted in the Advanced Algebra Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: September 13th 2011, 04:31 PM
  3. Multiple variables in exponent of first order ODE
    Posted in the Differential Equations Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 5th 2011, 03:31 PM
  4. Group Order a product of primes
    Posted in the Advanced Algebra Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: November 19th 2010, 08:37 AM
  5. Order of a product of subgroups.
    Posted in the Advanced Algebra Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 16th 2009, 03:03 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum