# GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – Exponents

[latexpage]A. $10^{12,000,000}$

B. $10^{6,000,000}$

C. $10^{3,000,000}$

D. $10^{600,000}$

E. $10^{300,000}$

## GMAT Question of the Day Solution (scroll down if you only want the correct answer)

This question of the day presents an exponents work-out. First rule of GMAT: Know your fundamentals! Do you really know your exponent rules? The GMAT will push you to the limits.

Here’s a little trick: If you get confused on a question with gigantic numbers, use smaller numbers to figure out the rules.

In this case notice that we are *raising to a power*. That means that all of the *exponents need to be multiplied*. So 3*1000*1000*2 = 6,000,000.

The answer is 10^6,000,000.

**[spoiler]B.[/spoiler]**

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