## Creating A Budget – Activity

List three things you spend money on each month that would be fixed expenses.

• Insurance
• Mortgage / Rent
• Cellphone / Utility Bills

List three things you spend money on each month that would be variable expenses.

• Groceries
• Activities
• Clothing

If you needed to save some money, how could you change your spending?

If I needed to save some money, I would review my spending on the variable expenses such as clothing, groceries etc.

How much money could you save in a month without giving up too much?

You can review the spaces where you can easily adjust, then look into cellphone bills, internet bills and other significant expenses.

## What I’ve Learned This Week

Week of October 24th:

The most noticeable skill I’ve learned this week was the exponent’s different rules.

Rule: When multiplying powers with the same base, you add the exponents.

This rule is pretty straight forward, you use the base and add up the bases, and use the sum as the exponent for your new multiplied number.

Rule: When dividing powers with the same base, you subtract the exponents.

When you’re dividing two exponents with the same base, you subtract the two exponents, keep the same base and add the new exponent.

Rule: To raise a power to a power, multiply the exponents.

Simply multiply the two exponents and you have your power raised to the other power.

Rule: When the exponent of a power is zero, the value of the power is one.

The value of the power will always result as one when the exponent is zero, unless the value is zero where it’s undefined.

## Word Problems With Fractions

Frank had 100 dollars and spent 1/3 of his money on clothing.

Nicole had 350 dollars and spent 1/7 of her money on clothing.

Who spent the least amount of money?

How much less did they pay compared with the other spending?

Frank spent the least amount of money with \$33.33 compared to Nicole’s \$50.00.

Frank spent \$16.67 less than Nicole.