# How do you simplify (j^5k^7)^4?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 28, 2017

See the entire simplification process below:

#### Explanation:

To simplify this expression use this rule for exponents:

${\left({x}^{\textcolor{red}{a}}\right)}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{b}} = {x}^{\textcolor{red}{a} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{b}}$

${\left({j}^{\textcolor{red}{5}} {k}^{\textcolor{red}{7}}\right)}^{\textcolor{b l u e}{4}} = {j}^{\textcolor{red}{5} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{4}} {k}^{\textcolor{red}{7} \times \textcolor{b l u e}{4}} = {j}^{20} {k}^{28}$