Multiplying monomials means two multiply two single terms. The single term may have a coefficient and exponents. Multiplying coefficients and then variables gives the complete result.
A Monomial is a single term having coefficients, variables, or a product of coefficients and variables.
It can be positive or negative.
Examples are 5x, 45, x
While doing multiplication you need to follow two steps:
Multiply the coefficient of the first term by the coefficient of the second term
Multiply variables of the first term with second term variables
Case 1: If there are similar variables add the power.
Example: y x y
Here the power of y is 1 in both cases. Adding power 1 + 1 = 2
So y x y = y^{2}
Case 2: If the variables are not alike then do normal multiplication.
Example: y x z = yz
Example Solution 2^{4} ⋅ 2^{5} 2^{4+5}
Multiplication of monomials
To multiply a monomial by a binomial, simply use the distributive property.
To do the multiplication of monomial and binomial (two terms) follow two steps:
Multiply the monomial with the first term of the binomial expression.
Multiplying with the first becomes similar to multiplying two monomials. Now you can just repeat the process above
Multiply the monomial with the second term of the binomial which becomes similar to multiplying monomials.
Once done check if the result can be further reduced.
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