# How do you simplify #(8y^3)(-3x^2y^2)(3/8xy^4)#?

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Jan 10, 2018

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Well, since multiplication is commutative we can change the order and group similar variables together and constants together, so this is same as

Then we can cancel

And

Putting it all back together gives

Jan 10, 2018

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Multiply it out:

When multiplying variables, add the exponents: