## Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Karen multiplied the numbers $3 \times 4 = 12$, which is wrong. Instead, she should be adding the numbers to obtain $3 + 4 = 7$.
$= m^{3}m^{4}$ $= m^{7}$ Karen multiplied the numbers $3 \times 4 = 12$, which is wrong. Instead, she should be adding the numbers to obtain $3 + 4 = 7$.