# How do you simplify (-3w^3z^8)^5?

${\left(- 3\right)}^{5} {w}^{15} {z}^{40} = - 243 {w}^{15} {z}^{40}$
It is a big number but there is no other way to simplify it any more than that. You simply take the 5 and multiply it by every exponent. Even the -3. Imagine that the -3 is actually -3 to the first power. Taking 5 times every exponent would result in ${\left(- 3\right)}^{5} {w}^{15} {z}^{40}$. If you have any questions, please free to ask.