Common Algebra Mistakes
Fragment: Exponential Expression

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An Explanation

There is no way to combine the sum of two exponentials with a common base (the exponents add when two exponentials with a common base are multiplied together). The only option here is to factor out either e-6 (preferably) or e-2, as follows:


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