Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 8 - Polynomials and Factoring - Get Ready! - Page 483: 22



Work Step by Step

When we raise a term inside parentheses to a power, we must raise each factor to that power, and then multiply. To raise a power to a power, we multiply the exponents. Therefore, $$(-5t^4)^3=(-5)^3(t^4)^3=-125t^{4\times 3}=-125t^{12}$$
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