is x^6 the same as 6x?

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  • 1 month ago
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    No. 6 times 2 is addition of 2, six times

    2+2+2+2+2+2 =12

    2*6 means you multiply by 2 six consecutive times

    2*1 = 2, 2*2=4; 4*2=8; 8*2=16, 16*2=32, 32*2=64

    Hope this helps.

  • 2 weeks ago

    no

    x⁶ = x•x•x•x•x•x

    6x = 6•x

  • 1 month ago

    x^6 is different from 6x.

  • 1 month ago

    No. 6X is 6 times a number. 6 to the x is 6 multiplied by itself to the x

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  • 1 month ago

    x^6 = x multiplied by itself six times (x*x*x*x*x*x)

    6x = x added to itself six times (x+x+x+x+x+x)

    If x=2 (for example)

    x^6 = 2*2*2*2*2*2 = 64

    6x = 2+2+2+2+2+2 = 12

  • 1 month ago

    They don't mean the same thing.

    They might have the same value, for example if x = 0, but usually they don't.

    In fact, there are exactly six values for x that mean x^6 = 6x true, but only two of those are real numbers, and only one of those is rational.

  • Ian H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They may look similar, but no. You need to understand what powers mean.

    Usually x^6 and 6x are very different values.

    They are only the same when x = 1 or x = 6^(1/5) = 1.43092

  • 1 month ago

    Only if x = 0 or x = 6^(1/5)

  • 1 month ago

    No.  For example, let x = 1.

    1^6 = 1

    6(1) = 6

  • Pope
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    They are not generally equal, but it is not true that x⁶ is always much greater, or even a little greater, than 6x.

    Let x = 1.

    1⁶ = 1

    6(1) = 6

    x⁶ < 6x

    It also is not true that the expressions cannot be equal.

    Let x = 0.

    0⁶ = 0

    6(0) = 0

    x⁶ = 6x

  • 1 month ago

    NO!!!! 

    x^6 = x X x X x X x X x X x

    6x = x + x + x + x + x + x 

    e.g. 

    2^6 =  2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 64 

    6(2) = 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 12 

    So you can see that 12 is not equal to 64 . Hence it follows that  x^6 is not equal to 6x  for any number. 

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