# How do you simplify #(x^2)^4*3x^5# and write it using only positive exponents?

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Oct 17, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

We have

We can rewrite the first term using the rule

Before we go further combining x terms, let's work with the 3. I'll do that by rewriting the equation this way:

We can now combine the x terms using the rule

and this just simplifies down to