Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Section 5.2 - Multiplying Polynomials - Exercise Set - Page 359: 32



Work Step by Step

Multiplying the constants and multiplying the variables, the given expression, $ \left( -\dfrac{1}{3}a^4 \right)\left( -\dfrac{1}{2}a^2 \right) ,$ simplifies to \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} \left( -\dfrac{1}{3} \right)\left( -\dfrac{1}{2} \right)a^{4+2} \\\\= \dfrac{1}{6}a^6 .\end{array}
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