# SOLUTION: Can a^3*b^4 be simplifed? Explain your answer.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Exponents Question 279907: Can a^3*b^4 be simplifed? Explain your answer. Found 2 solutions by Alan3354, mananth:Answer by Alan3354(34679)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!"Simplified" is not a clearly defined term. Can a^3*b^4 be simplifed? It can be expressed as Is that more simplified than ? a^3b^4 has fewer terms, but a larger exponent, and the sum of the exponents is 7 vs 4. ------------ For this to have a definitive answer, "simplify" has to be defined. Answer by mananth(13129)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a and b are different terms they cannot be multiplied into one term or simplified. Foe example if there are 5 apples and 6 mangoes in a basket you can neither say there are 11 mangoes nor can you say there are 11 apples. You have to say there 11 fruits. a^3*b^4 is like the word fruits.