1. ## Simplifying Exponents

Hi, I am stuck on this problem. It is in the attachment. I am supposed to simplify using exponent laws and a can't quite figure it out. Any help with this would be great! Thanks

2. ## Re: Simplifying Exponents

What exponent laws do you know? You can write $\frac{ab^{2x+y}}{a^xb^y}$ in plain text as ab^(2x+y) / (a^x * b^y) or in LaTeX as $$\frac{ab^{2x+y}}{a^xb^y}$$.

3. ## Re: Simplifying Exponents

As i read the attachment it is $\frac{(ab)^{2x+y}}{a^xb^y}$.
Using the rules of exponents that simplifies to $a^{x+y}b^{2x}.$