Elementary Technical Mathematics

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1285199197
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-919-1

Chapter 5 - Section 5.4 - Multiplication of Monomials - Exercise: 6

Answer

$-40x^5$

Work Step by Step

Multiply the numerical coefficients. Add the powers of the variables. $(5x^2)(-8x^3)=(5\times-8)x^{2+3}=-40x^5$
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