Monomials Part 1

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Taught by MrRutter
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Lesson Description:

Learning what monomials are, what they look like, and how to simplify / combine monomials using rules of exponents.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What is a monomial?
  • What makes something a monomial?
  • What are some examples of terms that are monomials?
  • How do you multiply monomials?
  • How do you simplify n^5 * n^2 using rules of exponents?
  • Why do you add exponents when you multiply monomials?
  • What does t^9 * t^-8 equal?
  • How do you divide monomials?
  • How do you simplify n^5/n^2 using rules of exponents?
  • Why do you subtract exponents when you divide monomials?
  • What does t^9/t^-8 equal?
  • What does a negative exponent mean?
  • What happens if you have a negative exponent?
  • How do you simplify x/x^5?
  • What does x^-4 mean?
  • How can you rewrite a monomial with a negative exponent with a positive exponent?
  • How can you rewrite t^-2 with a positive exponent?
  • How can you rewrite 1/s^-5 with a positive exponent?
  • How can you rewrite 5x^-2y with only positive exponents?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This tutorial explains monomials and negative exponents as well as multiplying and dividing monomials and simplifying the result using rules of exponents. This is a great introduction to monomials and how to do basic operations with them.