Questions | 5 |

Topics | Averages, Exponent to a Power, Multiplying & Dividing Exponents, Percentages, Sequence |

The average (or **mean**) of a group of terms is the sum of the terms divided by the number of terms. Average = \({a_1 + a_2 + ... + a_n \over n}\)

To raise a term with an exponent to another exponent, retain the base and multiply the exponents: (x^{2})^{3} = x^{(2x3)} = x^{6}

To multiply terms with the same base, multiply the coefficients and add the exponents. To divide terms with the same base, divide the coefficients and subtract the exponents. For example, 3x^{2} x 2x^{2} = 6x^{4} and \({8x^5 \over 4x^2} \) = 2x^{(5-2)} = 2x^{3}.

Percentages are ratios of an amount compared to 100. The percent change of an old to new value is equal to 100% x \({ new - old \over old }\).

A sequence is a group of ordered numbers. An **arithmetic sequence** is a sequence in which each successive number is equal to the number before it plus some constant number.