1. ## Grade 9 Algebra help

Hi, all!
I have exams coming up soon and I'm just going through my textbook and practising a few past exam papers and I have this which I need help on.

a) 2(-3a2b)2

b) 2bn x 23bThanks in advance!!!!!

2. ## Re: Grade 9 Algebra help

Originally Posted by JesseElFantasma
a) 2(-3a2b)2

b) 2bn x 23
It would be helpful to know what you want to do with these expressions. Are you being asked to simplify them? If so, apply the following properties of exponents:

$a^ma^n = a^{m+n}$

$\frac{a^m}{a^n} = a^{m-n}$

$(ab)^n = a^nb^n$

$\left(\frac ab\right)^n = \frac{a^n}{b^n}$

3. ## Re: Grade 9 Algebra help

a) 2(-3a2b)2=2 x (-3)2 x (a2)2 x (b)2 = 2 x 9 x a4 x b2 = 18a4b2

b)2bn x 23b = 2 x 23 x bn x b = 24 x bn+1 = 16bn+1

anyways I would always say to practice these sorts of exercises with the formulas that Reckoner gave here.

4. ## Re: Grade 9 Algebra help

Originally Posted by JesseElFantasma
b) 2bn x 23bThanks in advance!!!!!
Is the "x" a multiplication sign? If so, use "*" in the future?
Or did you mean a "+"; or "-" ?

5. ## Re: Grade 9 Algebra help

It is letter A. Is this really a grade 9 equation?

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6. ## Re: Grade 9 Algebra help

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