Chapter 7 - Exponents and Exponential Functions - Concept Byte - Powers of Powers and Powers of Products - Page 432: 12

$=pq \cdot pq \cdot pq \cdot pq = (p \cdot p \cdot p \cdot p)(q \cdot q \cdot q \cdot q) = p^4q^4$

Work Step by Step

$a^m \cdot a^n = a^{m+n}$ Use the rule above to obtain: $(pq)^4=pq \cdot pq \cdot pq \cdot pq = (p \cdot p \cdot p \cdot p)(q \cdot q \cdot q \cdot q) = p^4q^4$

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