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Unformatted text preview: ess of the path that you used to get the answer. All that
this means for you is that as long as you used the properties you can take the path that you find
the easiest. The path that others find to be the easiest may not be the path that you find to be the
easiest. That is okay.
Also, we won’t put quite as much detail in using some of these properties as we did in the
examples given with each property. For instance, we won’t show the actual multiplications
anymore, we will just give the result of the multiplication. ( (a) 4 x -4 y 5 ) 3 For this one we will use property 10 first. ( 4x -4 y 5 ) = 43 x -12 y15
3 Don’t forget to put the exponent on the constant in this problem. That is one of the more
common mistakes that students make with these simplification problems.
© 2007 Paul Dawkins 5 http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/terms.aspx College Algebra At this point we need to evaluate the first term and eliminate the negative exponent on the second
term. The evaluation of the first term isn’t too ba...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2012 for the course ICT 4 taught by Professor Mrvinh during the Spring '12 term at Hanoi University of Technology.
- Spring '12