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**nando88****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-07
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Is there a way to go from having a^2+b^2=c^2 to a^2*b^2=c^2, in order for me to add the exponents if they have the same base?

Can someone please help me with this?

Thanks in advance!

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**EbenezerSon****Member**- Registered: 2013-07-04
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Is it an indicial equation?

I know only one thing - that is that I know nothing

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi nando88;

I would say that you could only have that for certain values of a,b and c.

in order for me to add the exponents if they have the same base?

Can someone please help me with this?

If they have the same base then what you really have is a much simpler equation.

Which is simple.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bronxsystem****Member**- Registered: 2013-06-22
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nando88 wrote:

Is there a way to go from having a^2+b^2=c^2 to a^2*b^2=c^2,

in order for me to add the exponents if they have the same base?

Can someone please help me with this?

Thanks in advance!

maybe i shouldnt post since i might be wayy off and your talking about something else

but you add exponents when your multiplying like terms eg

when your just adding

you keep exponent

or are you talking about something else and now i look silly

*Last edited by bronxsystem (2013-07-16 09:38:39)*

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