Arrange the given statements involving indices to show whether they are true or false.
\(2^x + 2^x \equiv 2^{x+1}\)
\( x^{ab} \times x^{ba} \equiv 1 \)
\( 8^{x} \equiv 4^{2x} \)
\( \frac{x^{\frac52}}{\sqrt{x}} \equiv x^5\)
\( (2xy^3)^4 \equiv 2x^4y^{12}\)
\( (8x^3y^6)^\frac13 \equiv 2xy^2\)
\( \frac{x^3 + x^5}{x^4} \equiv x^{1} + x\)
\( (x^2 + y^3)^2 \equiv x^4 + y^6 \)
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Level 1  The basic laws of indices
Level 2  More complex statements including negative indices
Level 3  More complex statements including fractional indices
Level 4  Mixed puzzling statements for the expert
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Game  The Indices Pairs game with three levels of difficulty.
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\( 5^a \times 5^b \equiv 5^{a+b} \) \( 5^a \div 5^b \equiv 5^{ab} \) \( (5^a)^b \equiv 5^{ab} \) 
\( 5^1 \equiv 5 \) \( 5^0 \equiv 1 \) \( 5^{1} \equiv \frac15 \) \( 5^{2} \equiv \frac{1}{25} \) 
\( 5^{\frac12} \equiv \sqrt{5} \) \( 5^{\frac13} \equiv \sqrt[3]{5} \) \( 5^{\frac23} \equiv \sqrt[3]{5^2} \) 
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