Simplify using index laws.

• May 9th 2010, 10:21 PM
larry1994
Simplify using index laws.
Hello everybody! Im new here and new to this algebra math stuff. can u help me out please?

I need to know the answer to this problem and the process you used to solve it.

Simplify:

$(3x^4y^2)(2x^2y)^3$

• May 9th 2010, 11:53 PM
sa-ri-ga-ma
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= $(3x^4y^2)(2)^3(x^2)^3(y)^3)$

Now simplify by collecting the numbers, x terms and y terms.
• May 10th 2010, 03:34 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by larry1994
Hello everybody! Im new here and new to this algebra math stuff. can u help me out please?

I need to know the answer to this problem and the process you used to solve it.

Simplify:

$(3x^4y^2)(2x^2y)^3$

Apply the rules $(a^n)^m = a^{mn}$ and $a^n \cdot a^m = a^{n + m}$ that you should have learned (reviewing examples from your classnotes and textbook will help).