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 denominators monomials exponent from the numerators monomials 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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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course MATH 116 taught by Professor Mcmillian during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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