We can multiply two algebraic terms to get a product, which is also an algebraic term.
Evaluate 3pq3× 4qr
= 3 × p × q × q × q × 4 × q × r
= 3 × 4 × p × q × q × q × q × r
= 12 × p × q4 × r
Evaluate –2a3b× 3ab2c
= –2 × 3× a3× a × b × b2× c
= –6× a4× b3× c
The following video shows how to multiply algebraic terms or variables.
Multiplying expressions using the distributive law
We can divide an algebraic term by another algebraic term to get the quotient. The steps below show how the division is carried out.
Step 1: Write the division of the algebraic terms as a fraction.
Step 2: Simplify the coefficient.
Step 3 : Cancel variables of the same type in the numerator and denominator.
Evaluate 6pq3 ÷ 3pq
Evaluate –8a3bc ÷ 2ab
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