Posted by **donna** on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:50pm.

what is the product of -8x^2y and -2xy^3 using the laws of exponents??

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**JJ**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 7:52pm
Multiply the coefficients (numbers in front).

for the letters with exponents. You keep the letter and you add the exponents.

Remember that y is y^1

Try it and I will check it for you.

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**donna**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:01pm
-16x^2y^2x^3y^3??

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**JJ**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:04pm
(-8)(-2) that takes care of the coefficents = 16

(x^2)*(x^1) = x^3

(y^1)(y^3) = y^4

Now, put them all together and you will have the answer.

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**donna**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:12pm
so 16x^3y^4

thank you !

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**JJ**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:15pm
Yes. that is it. I hope it makes sense to you.

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**donna**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:17pm
It really does thank you. and quick questions do you do tutoring lessons??

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**JJ**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:20pm
Sorry, I don't. I am on her quite often.

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**donna**, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 8:21pm
aww that's a shame and well that's good to know thank you again C:

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