# 9c^5d^8 * 4c^5d^8

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2c^5d^5

the answer i got is

18d^21c^15

is this anywhere close to being right? :) pls show how you get the answer if its different! :) thx

Is this problem division, or multiplication? Either way, it is wrong.

## This problem involves multiplication. To solve it, you need to multiply the coefficients and combine the variables with the same base by adding their exponents.

Let's break down the expression step by step:

1. Multiply the coefficients: 9 * 4 = 36

2. For each variable, multiply the exponents:

- For 'c': 5 + 5 = 10.

- For 'd': 8 + 8 = 16.

- For the denominator, 'c': 5 - 5 = 0.

- Similarly, for 'd': 8 - 5 = 3.

3. Simplify the expression: 36c^10d^16 / 2c^0d^3.

Now, let's simplify further:

- The denominator 'c^0' is equal to 1, so we can remove it from the expression.

- Divide both exponent terms in the numerator by the common factor 2:

- c^10 / c^0 = c^(10-0) = c^10

- d^16 / d^3 = d^(16-3) = d^13

Therefore, the simplified expression is:

36c^10d^13

Thus, your initial answer of 18d^21c^15 is not correct. The correct answer is 36c^10d^13.