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    I need help understanding this please.

    Use the product rule for exponents to simplify the expression. Write the result using exponents.a8b4 a8b9
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    Re: I need help understanding this please.

    Basically they want you to do x^a x^b = x^{a+b}

    For ex,  2^2 * 2^3  = 2^{2+3}
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    Re: I need help understanding this please.

    a^8b^4 \cdot a^8b^9 = a^{8+8}b^{4+9}
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