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4-11.

Jorge thinks they should use a generic rectangle because there are two terms multiplied by two terms.

Cadel thinks the answer is

Lauren thinks they should multiply the like parts. Her answer is

Who is correct? Explain why each student is correct or incorrect.

Remember: Whenever you multiply two terms with the same base, you can add the exponents.

Cadel is correct because he followed the exponent rules. Jorge is incorrect.

The Distributive Property cannot be used because there is no addition or

subtraction involved. Lauren did not follow the exponent rules either, so she

too is incorrect.