Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Chapter Review - Page 475: 16


No, the expression is not true.

Work Step by Step

(-3b$)^{4}$ $\ne$ -12$b^{4}$.The expression is not true because (-3b$)^{4}$=(-3b) $\times$ (-3b) $\times$ (-3b) $\times$ (-3b) equals 81$b^{4}$.It can also be calculated using (ab$)^{4}$=$a^{4}$$b^{4}$.The expression would be (-3$)^{4}$ $b^{4}$
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