Evaluate x3y * x2y2

^{2}y

^{2}

Evaluate x3y * x2y2

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Aaron C. | Math Anywhere, Math AnytimeMath Anywhere, Math Anytime

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Let us first put it into a form that is straight forward,

3xy * 2x2y=

First we can see that the second term can be combined to be in the form of the first term,

3xy * 4xy=

Now it is clear this is just a simple multiplication problem,

12x^{2}y^{2}

I hope this helped, let me know!

Thnaks that really helped :)

I just noticed what you might have been trying to do. Is this what the original problem looks like?

3xy * x^{2}y^{2}

If so,

We want to remember that multiplying like terms requires the addition of exponents (anything raised to the power 1 equals itself),

3x^{1}y^{1 }* x^{2}y^{2 }=

3x^{1+2}y^{1+2 }=

Therefore, our answer is

3x^{3}y^{3}

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## Comments

^{3}y^{1}? That would change the answer whether the numbers represent numbers or exponents. The way you write it (with the numbers in the middle), it seems that the numbers represent exponents, not numbers. What makes me say that also is that x2y2, if it was 2x2y then I could see it representing numbers. but whe it says x2y2, I assume it means "squared". If so, the answer you were given is wrong. In whcih case the answer is X^{5}y^{3}(adding exponents)