# How do you simplify p^2*(p^5)^2 and write it using only positive exponents?

Aug 8, 2017

${p}^{12}$

#### Explanation:

${p}^{2} \cdot {\left({p}^{5}\right)}^{2} \Rightarrow {p}^{2} \times {p}^{5 \left(2\right)}$

${p}^{2} \times {p}^{10}$

Recall.. ${x}^{a} \times {x}^{b} = {x}^{a + b}$

${p}^{2} \times {p}^{10} \Rightarrow {p}^{2 + 10}$

${p}^{12} \to A n s w e r$