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    simplifing expressions

    hi how would i simplify this:
    2a^2 x 3a^3 would it be 4a x 27a?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    hi how would i simplify this:
    2a^2 x 3a^3 would it be 4a x 27a?
    no, it would be 6a^5
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    so 2x3=6 for the bottom numbers and 2+3=5 for the top numbers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    so 2x3=6 for the bottom numbers and 2+3=5 for the top numbers?
    Yep but only because the base (a) is the same
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