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# MA.912.A.4.1 Simplifying Monomials

## In Your Text

Section 7-1 Pages 401-407
Section 7-2 Pages 408-415

## What You Need To Know...

Simplify monomials and monomial expressions using the laws of exponents.

1. The benchmark will be assessed using MC (Multiple Choice ) and FR (Fill in Response) items.
2. All exponents will be integers.
3. Items must have a variable base and may have a numerical base.
4. Items may have no more than 3 variables.
5. Items may use negative exponents.

## Example One

The expression (m6n5q3)2 is equivalent to which of the following?

A.  m12n10q6
B.  m36n25q9
C.  2m8n7q5
D.  2m12n10q6

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## Example Two

Mina simplified the expression shown below.

(a3b-6)(a2b2)

Her final answer was in the form ambn. If she simplified the expression correctly, what is the value of n, the exponent of b ?

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## Additional Examples

Add & Subtract Monomials
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Multiply Like Bases
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Divide Like Bases
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Negative Exponents
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Exponent of Zero
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Exponent to an Exponent
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Product to an Exponent
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