# Math Help - product Vs exponent calculation order

1. ## product Vs exponent calculation order

Hello Community,

Where x = 3 :

a) (45x)⁴ = 332150625

b) 45(x⁴) = 3645

so when you see the formula 45x⁴, to which of the above methods does it refer?

Yan

2. ## Re: product Vs exponent calculation order

Exponentiation has higher priority than multiplication, so it is done first.

3. ## Re: product Vs exponent calculation order

$(ab)^x = a^x \cdot b^x$

$ab^x = a \cdot b^x$