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    What is 3n(8n to the 2nd power-2n)? How did you get this?

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    The given problem is ambiguous because of the way it is worded. 8n to the second power can be written as 8n2 or (8n)2. It can be written in 2 ways.
    a. 3n(8n2-2n) or
    b. 3n{(8n)2-2n)}
    a. 3n(8n2-2n)
    Now multiply the ...

    Solution Summary

    This shows how to simplify polynomial exponents.