hi how would i simplify this: 2a^2 x 3a^3 would it be 4a x 27a?
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Originally Posted by andyboy179 hi how would i simplify this: 2a^2 x 3a^3 would it be 4a x 27a? no, it would be $\displaystyle 6a^5$
so 2x3=6 for the bottom numbers and 2+3=5 for the top numbers?
Originally Posted by andyboy179 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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