# How do you simplify 7^2 * 8^2?

Mar 24, 2018

${7}^{2} \times {8}^{2} = 3136$

#### Explanation:

Expand each number.

${7}^{2}$ can be expressed as $7 \times 7$

Likewise, ${8}^{2}$ can be expressed as $8 \times 8$

Therefore,

${7}^{2} \times {8}^{2} = 7 \times 7 \times 8 \times 8$

$= 49 \times 64$

$= 3136$

Mar 24, 2018

$3136$
$3136$