How to Multiply Powers in Algebra
Multiplying Powers in Algebra
Powers can be multiplied together.
To multiply powers, add the exponents together.
This is a law of exponents.
How to Multiply Powers in Algebra
Multiplying powers in algebra is easy.
Question
Use the law of exponents to multiply the powers below.
StepbyStep:
1
Check that the bases of the powers are the same. In our example, the bases are both x.
2
Find the exponents of the powers

Find the exponent of the first power. In our example, the first power has an exponent of 2.

Find the exponent of the second power. In our example, the second power has an exponent of 3.
3
Add the exponents from Step 2 (2 and 3).
2 + 3 = 5
4
Make the answer from Step 3 (5) the exponent of the base of the powers that have been multiplied.
Answer:
We have multiplied the powers together.
Understanding Multiplying Powers in Algebra
Let us look at the rule for multiplying powers in algebra: