In this lesson, we learn how to simplify monomial expressions using the rules of exponents. The instructor goes through many example problems, emphasizing the difference between a quantity being squared and a negative being squared. We learn how to distribute exponents, subtract exponents, and move negative exponents. By the end of the lesson, we have a good understanding of how to simplify different types of monomial expressions.
Example problems for simplifying monomial expressions using the rules of exponents.