## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

$a^{2}b^{2}$
We are given that $(ab)^{2}=ab^{2}$. However, according to the table on page 270, we know that $(ab)^{m}=a^{m}b^{m}$. Therefore, we know that $(ab)^{2}=a^{2}b^{2}$.