Unit 7, Lesson 8# Combining Bases

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Look for patterns when multiplying different bases with the same exponent together, and express this. Let's multiply expressions with different bases. Learning targets: students can use and explain a rule for multiplying terms that have different bases but the same exponent. Create a visual display for the rule. Previously, students saw that the exponent rules thus far only apply when the bases are the same.