Posted by **katelynn** on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:00pm.

can someone help me simplify 2a^2b^3(4a^2+3ab^2-ab)=? the first part of the answer is 8a^4

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**Reiny**, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:12pm
not quite, you forgot the b part

1st term ---- 8a^4 b^3

etc.

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**Steve**, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:14pm
2a^2b^3(4a^2+3ab^2-ab)

= 2a^2b^3*4a^2

+ 2a^2b^3*3ab^2

- 2a^2b^3*ab

= 8a^4b^3 + 6a^3b^5 - 2a^3b^4

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**katelynn**, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:14pm
i dont know whats after that i got +6a^3b^5-2a^3b^4. is it right?

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**katelynn**, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:15pm
ty

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