# How do you simplify #3^5*3^4#?

##### 1 Answer

Feb 13, 2016

#### Explanation:

Using the property

To gain some intuition as to why this property works, let's try expanding the exponent into multiplication:

The above is a simple way of seeing why this property works for positive integer exponents, however the property does hold for all exponents (including negative numbers, fractions, irrational numbers, and so on).