# How do you simplify (-2xy^2)^3 ?

Apr 16, 2018

$- 8 {x}^{3} {y}^{6}$

#### Explanation:

apply the exponent 3 to all the numbers and letters

${\left(- 2\right)}^{3} = - 8$

${x}^{3}$

and

${\left({y}^{2}\right)}^{3} = {y}^{6}$ by multiplying $2 \cdot 3$