  # Multiply Algebraic Powers

In this worksheet, students must simplify powers of algebraic powers. Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Algebra

Curriculum subtopic:   Simplify Algebraic Expressions to Maintain Equivalence

Popular topics:   Algebra worksheets

Difficulty level:   #### Worksheet Overview

This activity is about simplifying algebraic powers.

Example

Simplify:

(a3)4

Remember what to the power of 4 means and multiply the terms 4 times.

We get:

a3 × a3 × a3 × a3

Add the indices of identical letters (3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12).

A quicker method is to simply multiply together the two powers in the original term:

3 x 4 = 12, so the answer is a12

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