How do you simplify #x^3*y*y^4# and write it using only positive exponents?

1 Answer
Feb 10, 2017

Answer:

See the entire simplification process below:

Explanation:

We will use these two rules for exponents to simplify this expression:

#a = a^color(red)(1)#

#x^color(red)(a) xx x^color(blue)(b) = x^(color(red)(a) +color(blue)(b))#

#x^3 * y * y^color(blue)(4) = x^3 * y^color(red)(1) * y^color(blue)(4)= x^3 * y^(color(red)(1) +color(blue)(4)) = x^3 * y^5 = x^3y^5#