In this new section on Polynomials, our instructor begins with Multiplying Monomials. You will learn what exactly is a monomial and important keywords such as power, base, and exponent. Next, you'll see the properties of exponents as well as the simplified forms of polynomials.
To divide one
monomial by another one, use the following properties of exponents:
an = a mn, (a ÷ b)m = am
÷ bm, a0 = 1 for any nonzero number a, and
an = 1 ÷ an for any nonzero number a.
An expression is
in simplified form if it has only positive exponents.
You will often be
asked to convert a given expression into simplified form
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.