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How is 6y^2(2y^0)^2 equal to 24y^2 as my book says? I got 144y^5 by raising each number and coefficient to the second power and multiplying 36 by 4. Thanks for your help.

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    The six is not squared!

    6 * y2 * (2*y^0)2
    6* y2*(4)=24 y2

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