# SOLUTION: Please help, we don't know whether to solve the problem in the parenthesis first or distribute first, or double the expression??? 3r(-4x^)^ ?

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 Question 243457: Please help, we don't know whether to solve the problem in the parenthesis first or distribute first, or double the expression??? 3r(-4x^)^ ?Answer by Alan3354(30983)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What are the exponents? ^ means to the power of something. ^3 is 3rd power, ^2 is squared, etc. ^ by itself doesn't mean anything.