


Exponents of VariablesWe will be solving the same problem again: This time, instead simplifying inside of the parentheses first, we will "distribute" the exponent of the parentheses to the inside of the parentheses. Now the only thing left to do is simplify the exponent that is left. As you can see this method also gives an answer of 729. Proceed to the next page to see how we apply this technique to exponents of variables. 

