Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Polynomials - 4.1 Exponents and Their Properties - 4.1 Exercise Set: 28

Answer

$a^{12}b^{4}$

Work Step by Step

Using laws of exponents, the given expression, $ (a^8b^3)(a^4b) $, simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} a^{8+4}b^{3+1} \\\\= a^{12}b^{4} .\end{array}
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