Re: Exponents for exponents

If you are given:

then what you've done is correctly apply the property of exponents .

However, if you are given:

then there isn't much you can do to simplify that I know of.

Re: Exponents for exponents

The one I was given is the second one.

I'm thinking of basing it on a^{m}*a^{n}=a^{m}+^{n} and a^{-n}=1/a^{n} but can't seem to figure it out.

Re: Exponents for exponents

Re: Exponents for exponents

I've tried working with the tip (thanks), and my current result is the following:

4^{(x+1)^x * (x+1)^-1} = 4^{1/x+1^(-x) * 1/x+1
Again, am I not sure, if I'm doing it right. So it would be nice with a little more.}