This section will teach you how to multiply monomials and how to simplify expressions involving the
powers of monomials. You will also learn to identify monomials, which is a number, variable, or product of a
number and one or more variables. An expression involving the division of variables is not a monomial.
Monomials that are real numbers are called constants. Examples:
Are the following expressions monomials:
1)
2)

3)

Rules For any number a and all integers m and n,
For any number a and all integers m and n,
For all numbers a and and any integer m,

8-1 Multiplying MonomialsThis section will teach you how to multiply monomials and how to simplify expressions involving the

powers of monomials. You will also learn to identify monomials, which is a number, variable, or product of a

number and one or more variables. An expression involving the division of variables is not a monomial.

Monomials that are real numbers are called constants.

Examples:Are the following expressions monomials:

1)

2)

3)

RulesFor any numberaand all integersmandn,For any number

aand all integersmandn,For all numbers

aand and any integerm,Practice Problems and Solutionsproblems for 8-1

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