# How do you simplify -(3a^6b^4)^3?

Mar 18, 2018

$- 27 {a}^{18} {b}^{12}$

#### Explanation:

$\textcolor{w h i t e}{=} - {\left(3 {a}^{6} {b}^{4}\right)}^{3}$

$= - \left(3 \times 3 \times 3\right) \cdot {a}^{18} \cdot {b}^{12}$

$= - 27 {a}^{18} \cdot {b}^{12}$

the rules of indices say that you will multiply.