# How do you simplify (-2u^2)(6u^6)?

Feb 9, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First, rewrite the expression grouping like terms:

$\left(- 2 \times 6\right) \left({u}^{2} \times {u}^{6}\right)$

Now, use this rule for exponents to complete the simplification:

${x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}} \times {x}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{b}} = {x}^{\textcolor{red}{a} + \textcolor{b l u e}{b}}$

$- 12 {u}^{2 + 6} \to - 12 {u}^{8}$