# is the expression x3•x3•x3 equivalent to x3•3•3? why or why not? explain your reasoning.

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Explanation: x3x3x3=x3+3+3=x9 and  x3×3×3=x33×3=x39=x93=x27

When multiplying a base with exponents by the same base with exponents, we add the exponents.

When raising a base to multiple exponents, we multiply exponents. In this example, the multiplication of exponents completely overcomes the adding exponents by an exponential factor, here by cubing the answer.

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