### All ISEE Middle Level Math Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #31 : Algebraic Concepts

Simplify:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Begin by moving all of the related variables (and constants) next to each other. You can group these in parentheses to make it clear. This is allowed because of the associative rule for multiplication.

There are no variables to combine. We only need to combine the numerical coefficient. This gets you:

This is the same as:

### Example Question #31 : Algebraic Concepts

Simplify:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Begin by moving all of the related variables (and constants) next to each other. You can group these in parentheses to make it clear. This is allowed because of the associative rule for multiplication.

When multiplying variables of the same type, you *add* their exponents together. This gets you:

This is the same as:

### Example Question #61 : Algebra

Simplify:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Begin by moving all of the related variables (and constants) next to each other. You can group these in parentheses to make it clear. This is allowed because of the associative rule for multiplication.

When multiplying variables of the same type, you *add* their exponents together. This gets you:

This is the same as:

### Example Question #31 : Algebraic Concepts

Simplify:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Distribute the outside term into the parentheses. Multiply each term in parentheses by :

Now, for each member, move the similar variables into separate groups. You can do this because of the associative rule for multiplication:

When multiplying variables of the same type, you *add* their exponents together. This gets you:

This is the same as:

### Example Question #31 : Operations

Simplify:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Distribute the outside term into the parentheses. Multiply each term in parentheses by :

Now, for each member, move the similar variables into separate groups. You can do this because of the associative rule for multiplication:

When multiplying variables of the same type, you *add* their exponents together. This gets you:

This is the same as:

### Example Question #32 : Operations

Simplify:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Distribute the outside term into the parentheses. Multiply each term in parentheses by :

Now, for each member, move the similar variables into separate groups. You can do this because of the associative rule for multiplication:

When multiplying variables of the same type, you *add* their exponents together. This gets you:

This is the same as:

### Example Question #31 : Variables

**Possible Answers:**

Cannot be simplified further

**Correct answer:**

To simplify, add the exponents:

Answer:

### Example Question #31 : Algebraic Concepts

**Possible Answers:**

Cannot be simplified further

**Correct answer:**

Because the two terms have the same base, they can be multiplied together by adding the exponents:

Answer:

### Example Question #31 : Algebraic Concepts

**Possible Answers:**

Cannot be simplified further

**Correct answer:**

To simplify the expression, add the exponents and keep the base unchanged:

Answer:

### Example Question #31 : Algebraic Concepts

**Possible Answers:**

Cannot be simplified further

**Correct answer:**

To multiply two terms with the same base and different exponents, add the exponents and leave the base unchanged:

Answer:

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