# How do you simplify #(3u^{2} v^{2} )^{2}#?

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Oct 7, 2016

#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Two properties of exponents are combined in this problem. The Power of a Product Property states that if a product is raised to a power, then all factors must be individually raised to that power.

The Power of a Power Property states that if a power expression is raised to another power, the base remains the same and the powers are multiplied.

Applying these two properties yields the simplified expression: