Benjamin is taking Algebra 1 and is stuck on the problem shown below. Examine his work so far and help him by showing and explaining the remaining steps. Homework Help ✎
Original problem: Simplify (3a2b)3.
He knows that (3a2b)3 = (3a2b)(3a2b)(3a2b). Now what?
Use the associative and commutative properties to rewrite the expression.
3 · 3 · 3 · a-2 · a-2· a-2· b · b · b