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how do i simplify something like this:-4a^5(6a^5)=?please answer asap

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Tifa,
 
I take you wish to simplify the expression:  -4·a5(6·a5)
 
Try writing the terms like this since everything is being multiplied:  (-4)(6)(a5)(a5)
 
Then -24·(a5)(a5) = -24·a5+5 = -24·a10