Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 5 - Test - Page 416: 5



Work Step by Step

First, we multiply the coefficients: $$-35(x^3)(x^8)$$ Next, we use the product rule for exponents, which states that if the bases of two monomials are the same, we can add the exponents and keep the variable: $$-35(x^{3 + 8})$$ Simplify by adding the exponents: $$-35x^{11}$$
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