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

1 Answer
Jan 3, 2017

Answer:

#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: http://slideplayer.com/slide/5707708/

Therefore, #y^5xxy^2# becomes #y^(5+2)#, which is equivalent to #y^7#.

So, #y^5xxy^2# = #y^7#.