## Multiplication Ignoring Powers (MIP)

Another law of exponents frequently misunderstood by students is

This means that such statements as
are correct. But many students ignore the significance
of having identical powers in these multiplications. They
make statements like the following, all of which are
*incorrect*:

Top Algebra Errors Made by Calculus Students
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Thomas L. Scofield
2003-09-04