Practice Exponent Shorthand
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Directions:  For the following problems, choose an answer from among the multiple choices.  
 

1.

  Write using exponents.   (2)(2)(2)(2)(2) =

Choose:

25
52
52 = 10

 

 

2.

  Express using exponents: 
                 6 multiplied times itself m times.

Choose:

m6
6m 
 6m

 

 

3.

  Express using mathematical shorthand:   5 + 5 + 5 + 5

Choose:

54
45
45

 

 

4.

  Express using mathematical shorthand:
                       a a a a ... a  (14 factors)

Choose:

a5
14a
a14

 

 

5.

  Express using mathematical shorthand:
                (x)(x)(x) + (x)(x)(x) + (x)(x)(x)
+ (x)(x)(x)

Choose:

3x4
4x3
12x

 

 

6.

  Express using mathematical shorthand:
                      r + r + r + r + ... + r  (16 terms)  

Choose:

r5
16r
r16

 

 

7.

  Express using mathematical shorthand:
                  (-5)(-5)(-5)(-5)(-5)
(-5)

Choose:

-56
(-5)6  
6(-5)