# Multiplying a Monomial by a Monomial

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Shows how to multiply a monomial by a monomial (one term by another term).

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• How do you multiply 3x^2(2x^4 - 5x + 1)?
• How do you multiply monomials together?
• What is a monomial?
• How would you multiply -3x^2 * 5x^3?
• How do you multiply and simplify the product of monomials using rules of exponents?
• How do you simplify 1/2x^4(5x)(-3x^3)?
• How do you multiply a monomial by a polynomial?
• How do you distribute a monomial into parentheses?
• How do you simplify -x^2(3x^3 + 5x) using the distributive property?
• Why are you not allowed to combine -3x^5 - 5x^3?
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Example problems of multiplying and simplifying products of monomials are shown in this video. Laws of exponents are used to simplify these problems. Many examples are shown and explained step by step. Multiplying a monomial by a polynomial is also shown.