InspectorJoe
  • InspectorJoe
(3a2)(-7a4)
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  • schrodinger
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Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
well, the easiest part is multiplying (3)(-7) = -21 the next part is multiplying (a^2)(a^4). when we have the same base (a) we keep the base and add the exponents (a^2)(a^4) = a^(4+2) = ?
InspectorJoe
  • InspectorJoe
So the answer would be =-21a^6?
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
yes

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InspectorJoe
  • InspectorJoe
Question so when there is only 1 exponent next to the base and the other base does not have one, do we make the base that does not a 1 exponent so we can add or No?
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
yes
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
as an example... (a)(a^3) = (a^1)(a^3) = a^4
Vocaloid
  • Vocaloid
when there is no exponent, you can always make the exponent 1
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  • InspectorJoe
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