Multiplying Terms with the Same Base
When two terms with the same base
b are multiplied, we add their exponents:
This is true for all kinds of exponents, positive and negative (and as we will
see later, fractional).
Example 3A
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Exercise 3A.
Practice makes perfect! So try some of the following exercises. Keep clicking "New
Exercise" and solving until you feel confident:
Example 3B.
This rule applies no matter how many terms are in the product, as long as they
have the same base:
What if we have more than one base in the same product? Just add the powers of
those with the same base!
Exercise 3B.
Got it? Feeling confident? Then here are some harder exercises to test your skills:
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