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    simplify monomials

    please help me with this problem.(5b)^4(6c)^2
    I get (625b^5)(36c^3)=22500b^5c^3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schatzle06 View Post
    please help me with this problem.(5b)^4(6c)^2
    I get (625b^5)(36c^3)=22500b^5c^3
    You're oh so close:

    (5b)^4(6c)^2
    = 5^4 x b^4 x 6^2 x c^2
    = 625 x b^4 x 36 x c^2
    = 22500 b^4 c^2

    when you raise a pronumeral to a power, there's no need to add 1 to the power.
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