How do you simplify #3(qr)^5#?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2016


#3(qr)^5 = 3q^5r^5#


There are two operations taking place - raising to a power and multiplying. The stronger operation of raising to a power must be done first. This is the same as removing the bracket.

#3(qr)^5 = 3q^5r^5#

There is no further simplifying to be done.

The 3 is not inside the bracket, so it is not raised to the power of 5.