# How do you simplify and write #b^8(2b)^4# with positive exponents?

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Jul 19, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

You can look at it this way, in case you ever want to come up with your own formulas:

Or more generally,

Next,

By associativity, we now have:

Hence, more generally, we have

Thus, we get