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# help with this watch

1. whats
2(12xy^2-3xy)

does 12xy^2 become 24xy^4 or does it stay as 24xy^2
2. (Original post by juniourmelon)
whats
2(12xy^2-3xy)

does 12xy^2 become 24xy^4 or does it stay as 24xy^2
I'm pretty sure it stays as ^2 so it's 24xy^2 cause you're imagining it as something like 2xy^0 x 12xy^2 which which is (2x12)xy^0+2

P.S.

Sorry for the horrible grammar
3. (Original post by juniourmelon)
whats
2(12xy^2-3xy)

does 12xy^2 become 24xy^4 or does it stay as 24xy^2
it stays as 24xy^2
4. It stays as 24xy^2 as you are multiplying 12xy^2 by 2 - a constant. For it to become 24xy^2 you would have to multiply 12xy^2 by 2y^2.

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