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Simplify π₯ to the power of five π¦
to the power of four over four multiplied by negative eight π₯ cubed π¦ to the power
of five over five.

In order to multiply any two
fractions, we simply multiply the two numerators and then, separately, the two
denominators. π over π multiplied by π over π
is equal to ππ over ππ. Before multiplying fractions, it is
always worth checking to see if we can cross simplify or cross cancel first.

Four and negative eight are both
divisible by four, as four divided by four is one and negative eight divided by four
is negative two. We therefore need to multiply π₯ to
the power of five π¦ to the power of four by negative two π₯ cubed π¦ to the power
of five over five.

In order to simplify this
expression, we need to recall one of our laws of exponents or indices, π₯ to the
power of π multiplied by π₯ to the power of π is equal to π₯ to the power of π
plus π. When multiplying, we need to add
the powers or exponents. Letβs consider the π₯ terms
first.

π₯ to the power of five multiplied
by π₯ cubed, or π₯ to the power of three, is equal to π₯ to the power of eight, as
five plus three equals eight. π¦ to the power of four multiplied
by π¦ to the power of five is equal to π¦ to the power of nine, as four plus five
equals nine.

As the only constant terms, a
negative two on the top and five on the bottom, they stay as they are. The answer is negative two π₯ to
the power of eight π¦ to the power of nine over five. This could also be written as
negative two-fifths π₯ to the power of eight π¦ to the power of nine.