Exponents for Experts - Set 1

Explanation: Though these problems look difficult, the approach is to use a simple solution of setting the exponents equal to each other.  

Examples: 

textareatextarea textarea   Bases are equal, so....       8 = n + 3   Solve this 1-step equation, so n = 5.

textarea textarea textarea    1st: Make the bases equal.  textareatextarea textarea Bases are equal, so 3 = n + 2.  Answer: n = 1

textarea textarea textarea   1st: Make the bases equal.  textareatextareatextarea Bases are equal, so 3 = n - 4.   Answer: n = 7

Directions: Make the bases equal if necessary.  Then set the exponents equal and solve the equation.  Strive to understand and accomplish the problems with ease and then strive for increasing your speed.  Good luck and enjoy the challenge!