(2a^2x)^2

When a = 2 and x = 3

The book states the answer as 576, but I can't see how that figure derived.

Thank you!

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- January 22nd 2013, 05:25 AMMathClownHelp With Simple Expression
(2a^2x)^2

When a = 2 and x = 3

The book states the answer as 576, but I can't see how that figure derived.

Thank you! - January 22nd 2013, 06:39 AMSorobanRe: Help With Simple Expression
Hello, MathClown!

Exactly where is your difficulty?

Quote:

We have: .

- January 22nd 2013, 11:19 PMNycw006Re: Help With Simple Expression
Always remember the order of operations: PEDMAS ...Parenthesis, Exponents, Multiplication/Division, and last of all Addition/Subtraction.

So in the equation (2a^2x)^2 ....we look to the parenthesis 1st ...(2*2^2*3)....

exponents come next -->(2*4*3)=24 ,

then 24^2=576. - January 22nd 2013, 11:27 PMProve ItRe: Help With Simple Expression