# How do you simplify 3x^2 (x^5)?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 9, 2016

$3 {x}^{7}$

#### Explanation:

Multiply the numbers and add the indices of the bases that are the same.

$3 \times 1 = 3 \text{ and } {x}^{2} \times {x}^{5} = {x}^{7}$