Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 5 - Exponents and Polynomials - 5.2 - Multiplying Monomials - Problem Set 5.2 - Page 200: 44

Answer

$16a^{16}b^8$

Work Step by Step

Using $(cx^a)^b=c^bx^{ab}$, the given expression, $ (-2a^4b^2)^4 ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (-2)^4 a^{4(4)}b^{2(4)} \\\\= 16a^{16}b^8 .\end{array}
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