# How do you simplify #(-2x^2y^3)(3x^4y)#?

##### 2 Answers

Jan 21, 2017

You can remove all of the parentheses and rearrange terms like this:

#### Explanation:

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

Jan 21, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

First step, rearrange to group like terms:

Now, combine like terms using these two rules for exponents: