# SBP-Program

## Adding monomials with exponents

How to add monomials with exponents? How to add monomials with exponents of one?

### Examples of adding monomials with exponents

Example of adding monomials with exponents.

Add the following monomials with exponents

15a5 + 5a5

Solution.

15a5 + 5a5 =
20a5

The answer 20a5.

Example of adding monomials with exponents.

Add the following monomials with exponents

2a3 + a3

Solution.

2a3 + a3 =
2a3 + 1 * a3 = 3a3

The answer 3a3.

Example of adding monomials with exponents.

Add the following monomials with exponents

8a + 7a

Solution.

Where are the exponents here? The exponent is equal to one.

8a + 7a =
8a1 + 7a1 =
15a1 = 15a

The answer 15a.

Example of adding monomials with exponents.

Add the following monomials with exponents

12a4 + 10a4 + 8a3

Solution.

Here 12a4 and 10a4 are like terms (monomials). We can add them

12a4 + 10a4 = 22a4

The 22a4 and 8a3 are unlike terms (monomials). We cannot add them.

The answer 22a4 + 8a3.

See the definition of unlike terms.