# How do you simplify #(-5a^2b^7)^7#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 24, 2015

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Since the whole thing is a multiplication, so there is only one term, you can distribute the power to each 'term' in the parentheses.

First of all, since there is a negative, and the power is an odd number, the result should also be negative.

Then you do

Next you do

Same applies to

Therefore, you have