#1**+1 **

Well...I don't think you can really simplify this further because the bases are different and the exponents are different.

Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm terrible at defining and explaining...).

Gh0sty15
Sep 12, 2017

#2**0 **

You can factor out in a few ways,if that is the question

realise that a^3 X b^2 = a x a x a x b x b so you can have

= a(a x a x b xb) = a(a^2b^2)

or a^2(a x b^2) etc etc . But in most calculations, a^3b^2 is probably the simplest form.

frasinscotland
Sep 12, 2017