Posted by Katy on .
If i have two base variables with exponents for example:
4x(3x)
After getting x^2would i have just ONE variable base?
i.e. 4(3x^2)
or place the exponent on BOTH variable bases like this:
4x^2(3x^2)?
Thanks!

Algebra I 
drwls,
Your question is rather unclear.
If you square (4x)(3x),the result is 4^2 * 3^2 x^2 = 144 x^2.
If you square just the x, the result is 12 x^2. 
Algebra I 
Katy,
I guess i can try to clear it up. Sorry.
So I'm adding the exponents of 1 for EACH variable/base x. That'd make it x^2.
Okay, so if i have to rewrite the equation with just one exponent, then would i put the x^2 after JUST ONE of the coefficents? Like this:
4x^2(3) or KEEP IT attacthed to BOTH coefficents like this: 4x^2(3^2)
I'm sorry if that still makes no sense. 
Algebra I 
Katy,
ohwow.totaly mind blank therethank you for answering my question. After reading it a while i finally got it! Thanks again