Hey, can you show me how you do .. (2xy)to the 3rd power (x) to the 2nd power? Hi,(2xy)^{3} is short for x^{2} is short for = (2)(2)(2)(x)(x)(x)(y)(y)(y)(x)(x) = 8(x)(x)(x)(x)(x)(y)(y)(y) = 8 x^{5}y^{3} The exact same steps are easier to write down if you know the rules of exponents. = 2^{3}x^{3}y^{3}x^{2} = 2^{3}x^{3}x^{2}y^{3} = 8 x^{5}y^{3} Penny
