# Pre-Algebra Examples

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Multiply the expressions.

Expand by multiplying each term in the first expression by each term in the second expression.

Simplify each term.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Multiply by .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.

Multiply by by adding the exponents.

Move .

Multiply by .

Raise to the power of .

Use the power rule to combine exponents.

Add and .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .