Multiplying Polynomials

Multiplying - Example 1 Simplify each of the following multiplication problems and state which of the preceding rules was applied 1 yy 5 2 x 4 3

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Multiplying Polynomials The following are rules regarding the multiplying of variable expressions. •    Rule 1:  To multiply monomials with the same base, keep the base and add the powers:  x a x b   x   a  +  b   •    Rule 2:  To raise a base to a power, keep the base and multiply the powers.  x a   b   x ab   •    Rule 3:  To raise a product to a power, raise each factor in the product to that power.  xy a   x a y a  
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Unformatted text preview: Example 1 Simplify each of the following multiplication problems and state which of the preceding rules was applied. 1. yy 5 2. ( x 4 ) 3 3. (–2 x 4 y 2 z 3 ) 5 4. a 3 ( a 2 b 3 ) 4 1. 2. 3. 4. To multiply monomials together, follow this procedure. 1. Multiply the numerical coefficients together. 2. Multiply the variables together. 3. Write the results as a product....
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Multiplying - Example 1 Simplify each of the following multiplication problems and state which of the preceding rules was applied 1 yy 5 2 x 4 3

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