# How do you simplify #x^(2/3)(x^(1/4) - x)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 4, 2016

#### Explanation:

Follow the normal method of the distributive law, but there are indices to consider as well.

If the bases are the same, then add the indices when multiplying.

One might consider taking out a common factor of

but this would not produce an answer that can be simplified further anyway.