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ABSTRACT: Kaluza-Klein approach in an N(=1+3+D)-dimensional Friedmann-Robertson-Walker type space is often adopted in the literature. We derive a compact expression for the Friedmann equation in a (1+3+D)-dimensional space. The redundancy of the associated field equations due to the Bianchi identity is analyzed. We also study the dilaton gravity theory with higher-derivative gravitational couplings. It turns out that higher-order terms will not affect the Friedmann equation in a constant flat internal space. This is true only for the flat-De Sitter external space. The inflationary solution in an induced-gravity model is also discussed as an application.