# How do you simplify x^3 times 2x^5?

Aug 28, 2016

${x}^{3} \times 2 {x}^{5} = 2 {x}^{8}$
${x}^{3} \times 2 {x}^{5} = 2 {x}^{3 + 5}$ $=$ $2 {x}^{8}$
Alternatively ${x}^{3} = x \cdot x \cdot x$ and
${x}^{3} \times 2 {x}^{5} = x \cdot x \cdot x \cdot \times 2 \times x \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x \cdot x = 2 {x}^{8}$