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Week 1 DQ 1 - If 2 expressions have the same base then the...

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Thread for Week 1 - Discussion Question #1 Please respond to DQ # 1 no later than Tuesday (Week 1, Day 2) . Explain three rules for exponents listed in the chart on p. 239 (section 4.2) and give an example illustrating each of these rules. Do not explain the first two definitions listed in the table (Exponent of 1 or 0) or the scientific notation. Create an expression for your classmates to solve that uses at least one of the rules for exponents you have described. Consider responding to your classmates by assisting them in solving the problem you created, developing their explanations of the rules of exponents, or describing real-life situations where their examples might exist. There are many rules, here are 3. Multiplication of Expressions with same base:
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Unformatted text preview: If 2 expressions have the same base, then the multiplication of those would be the base and the exponents added. For example: + = + ab ac ab c Power Rule of Exponents: If you have an expression in parenthesis raised to another power, you can multiply the 2 exponents and keep the base. For example: = abc abc Quotient Rule of Exponents: If you have a fraction with a monomial on the top and bottom with the same base, you can simplify by subtracting the denominator’s monomial’s exponent from the numerator’s monomial’s exponent. For example: =-abac ab c Here is one expression to simplify – it has it all × a2 a35a2 : … Hint Finish off the paranthesis by simplifying inside...
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