# How do you simplify y^5timesy^2?

Jan 3, 2017

${y}^{7}$

#### Explanation:

Based on the exponent product rule, which states that whenever you are multiplying exponents with the same base, you just add the exponents together and solve.

In this case $y$ is the base and the numbers 5 and 2 represent the exponent:

Therefore, ${y}^{5} \times {y}^{2}$ becomes ${y}^{5 + 2}$, which is equivalent to ${y}^{7}$.

So, ${y}^{5} \times {y}^{2}$ = ${y}^{7}$.