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- formengLv 61 month agoFavorite Answer
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

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- RaymondLv 71 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

- Jeff AaronLv 71 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 HLv 71 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

- PopeLv 71 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

- lenpol7Lv 71 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.