How do you simplify #(-2x^2y^3)(3x^4y)#?
You can remove all of the parentheses and rearrange terms like this:
Now, multiply the numbers, and each variable that is alike:
Make sure that you apply the Multiply-Add rule for exponents when the base is the same!
A frequently made mistake would be to multiply the exponents, or to forget that "y" is really
See the entire simplification process below:
First step, rearrange to group like terms:
Now, combine like terms using these two rules for exponents: