A power tells us how many times a number, variable
or expression needs to be multiplied with itself.
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Terminology:
Base
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exponent
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Terminology:
Factoring
=
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Factoring methods:
1. Greatest common factor
2. Trial and error (Also called FOIL)
3. Difference of squares
4. Difference of cubes
5. Sum of cubes
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