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    simplify exponents

    Ok, I have

    (6x^2)^2 (3x^2 y)^3

    I think this is

    (36x^4) (27x^6 y^3)

    Which would be 972x^10 y^3 but it does not seem right?

    Could it be 53X^10 y^3

    Or are both answers completely wrong?

    Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by blodgett View Post
    Ok, I have

    (6x^2)^2 (3x^2 y)^3

    I think this is

    (36x^4) (27x^6 y^3)

    Which would be 972x^10 y^3 but it does not seem right?

    ...
    Your result is perfect.

    I'm just curious: Why do you think your result might be wrong?
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    I thought I knewit was right

    The number just seemed so big that I thought that since I added the X^ numbers that perhaps I had to add the numbers also instead of multiplying them.

    Thank you.
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