# Pre-Algebra Examples

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Multiply the expressions.

Multiply by .

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Apply the distributive property.

Remove parentheses.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Combine and

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Move to the left of the expression .

Multiply by .

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Combine and

Raise to the power of .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Multiply by .

Add and .