# How do you simplify # 3a^2 * 3a#?

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#### Explanation:

We're being asked to simplify the expression

Looking at this problem as it is expressed, with two terms and different powers of a. Looking at it this way, it would appear that this expression is already simplified!

But let's look at it a different way and what the expressions are saying.

So we can say:

We can now combine this expression into one expression - the 3's will multiply to get us 9, and the 3 a's multiply together to make