This activity is about simplifying algebraic powers.
Remember what to the power of 4 means and multiply the terms 4 times.
a3 × a3 × a3 × a3
Add the indices of identical letters (3 + 3 + 3 + 3 = 12).
Answer is a12.
A quicker method is to simply multiply together the two powers in the original term:
3 x 4 = 12, so the answer is a12
Let's have a go at some questions now.