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

May 24, 2016

$3 {x}^{5} {y}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

To simplify the expression $3 x {\left({x}^{2} y\right)}^{2}$

Begin by distributing the exponent.

$3 x \left({x}^{4} {y}^{2}\right)$

Now combine the exponents of the common variables

$3 {x}^{5} {y}^{2}$