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11-89.

Notice that when you put exponents outside of a pair of parentheses, the exponent applies to all the factors within the parentheses.

$5^2{\it x}^{3\left(2\right)}$

$5^2{\it x}^6$

Look for ones.

$\frac{2}{3ab}$

When multiplying the same bases together, add the exponents.