I was hoping someone could help me with this question. I can't seem to figure out how to simplify it.
Assuming that p and q are nonzero, simplify .
The answer is I belive 2p^4 * q^5.
I am working on a clear step by step solution,
( pq^3)^3 (4p^2q)^2
________________ using (a^m)^n = a^(m * n)....so we have
(p^3 * q^9) (4^2 * p^4 * q^2 )
( 2^3 * p^3 * q^6)
( p^3 * q^9 * 16 * p^4 * q^2)
________________________ using a^m * a^n = a^(m + n)
(8 * p^3 * q^6)
16 *p^7 * q^11
_____________ using a^m / a^n = a^(m - n)
8 * p^3 * q^6
2 * p^4 * q^5 just as Coldplay found !!!!!