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Multiplying and Dividing Indices

In this worksheet, students practise multiplying and dividing indices.

'Multiplying and Dividing Indices' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Understand Integer Powers/Real Roots

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

This worksheet is about multiplying and dividing indices.

 

Example a4 × a2
= (a × a × a × a)   ×   (a × a)
= a4+2 = a6

 

To multiply terms containing the same letter in index form, add the powers.
 

Example 2 y7 × y3

= y7-3 = y4
 

 

To divide terms containing the same letter in index form, subtract the powers.

 

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