How do you simplify #5x ^ { 2} y ^ { 3} \times 10x y ^ { 9}#?

2 Answers
Oct 31, 2017

Answer:

#50x^3y^12 #

Explanation:

First, you multiply #5 xx 10# to get #50#. Then you have to add the exponents. So for #x#, it would be #2 + 1# (there is an imaginary #1# exponent on the other #x#), which would make it #x^3#.

For y, you would do the same thing, #3 + 9 = 12#.

So, it would look like this.

#5x^2y^3 xx 10xy^9#

#= 5x^2y^3 xx 10x^1y^9#

#= 50x^2y^3 xx x^1y^9#

#= 50 x^2 xx x^1 xx y^3 xx y^9#-

This is grouping the terms, making it easier to add them. When you do this, just add the exponents.

#= 50 x^3y^12#

Oct 31, 2017

Answer:

#5x^2y^3xx10xy^9=color(blue)(50x^3y^12#

Explanation:

Simplify:

#5x^2y^3xx10xy^9#

Multiply the coefficients.

#5xx6xxx^2y^3xy^9#

Simplify.

#50x^2y^3xy^9#

Combine similar variables.

#50x^(2)xy^3y^9#

Apply the product rule of exponents: #a^ma^n=a^(m+n)#. No exponent is understood to be #1#.

#50x^(2+1)y^(3+9)#

Simplify.

#50x^3y^12#