# How do you simplify #(5xy)^0#?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 19, 2016

Anything taken to the power 0 equals 1, so we have

#### Explanation:

The key here is to work this through with PEMDAS:

Parentheses

Exponents

Multiplication

Division

Addition

Subtraction

Starting with the original:

There are no operations in the Parentheses that we can do (there is multiplication but it's as simplified as we can make it, so there is nothing further to be done), so we move on to the Exponents.

Looking at the expression, we have a value