## Elementary Algebra

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# Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.2 - Multiplying Monomials - Concept Quiz 5.2: 5

False

#### Work Step by Step

RECALL: (i) $(a^m)^n= a^{mn}$ (ii) $(ab)^m=a^mb^m$ Use the rules above to obtain: $(-4x^3)^2 \\=(-4)^2(x^3)^2 \\=(-4)(-4)x^{2(3)} \\= 16x^6$ Thus, the given statement is false.

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