Could anyone help me understand why the answer is A? I thought that you would add the 2 and 3, making 0.82^5, which is smaller than 0.82^6.

Try the following example:

Is \frac{1}{2}^3 bigger or smaller than \frac{1}{2}^2?

Try the following example:

Is \frac{1}{2}^3 bigger or smaller than \frac{1}{2}^2?