Power of a Product

How to solve the power of a product (ab)m: formula, 1 example, and its solution.

Formula

Formula

(ab)m = am⋅bm
Power the numbers in the parentheses: am, bm.

Example

Example

Solution

Square x3.
So write (x3)2.

Then square y.
So write y2.

So (x3y)2 = (x3)2⋅y2.

(x3y)2 = x3⋅2 = x6

Power of a Power

So x6y2 is the answer.