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-6y(8y to the fifth power)

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It sounds like you are trying simplify (-6y)(8y5). If this is the problem then remember the following steps.

Multiply the coefficients:   (-6)(8) = -48 

Remember that y = y1

Multiply exponential expressions with the same bases:     (y1)(y5) = y6     (add the exponents)

Answer = -48y6