Polynomial Functions: Exponentials and Simplifying


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What does a^b equal if a = 4 and b = 3?

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1. Find a * b if a = 2^6 and b = 2^8.

2. Find x if 4x = 2^4.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Knowing how to handle exponents is important when working with polynomials in math. Use this assessment to find out what you know about using exponents and the properties of polynomials to write and solve equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this interactive quiz, you will:

  • Plug numbers into an exponential equation and solve
  • Use the properties of polynomials to write an equation in a different way
  • Write repeated multiplication as an exponential expression

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve or rewrite exponential and polynomial equations
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding exponential and polynomial equations and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify equivalent polynomial expressions

Additional Learning

See the associated lesson, Polynomials Functions: Exponentials and Simplifying to get more information about using exponents in polynomials, including:

  • Repeated multiplication and x^nth power
  • How polynomials are used in the real world
  • Properties of polynomials: multiplication, division, and powers