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

Jul 16, 2016

$3 {\left(q r\right)}^{5} = 3 {q}^{5} {r}^{5}$

#### Explanation:

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.

$3 {\left(q r\right)}^{5} = 3 {q}^{5} {r}^{5}$

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.