# How do you simplify #(3xy^3)^2(xy)^6#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

This can also be written (for simplicity of understanding) as:

We first open the brackets separately and simplify them by multiplying the exponential power outside the bracket with each individual power inside the bracket.

Since

Now we combine both brackets by opening them and multiplying the like terms with each other by adding their respective powers:

#### Explanation:

Simplify:

Apply multiplication distributive property:

Apply power rule of exponents:

Simplify

Simplify

Regroup variables.

Apply product rule of exponents: