Multiply/divide the coefficients and the variable parts separately, and put the results together as a product.
example: 2x * 3x^2 Multiply the coefficients -- 2*3 = 6 Multiply the x's by adding the exponents on x -- x^1 * x^2 = x^3 Put these together for the answer -- 6x^3
example: 24x^6 / 12x^3 Divide the coefficients -- 24/12 = 2 Divide the x's by subtracting the exponents -- x^6 / x^3 = x^(6-3) = x^3 Put these together for the answer -- 2x^3
There might be more than one variable in the problem. In this case determine the exponent for each variable separately (in the multiplication or division), then put the coefficient and all variables together as a product for the answer.
in multiplying monomials you only multiply the coefficient and for the variables you ad the exponents but they have to be the same variable ex: 5x(6x) 30 x squared (sorry cant but exponents on my phone) and when you have a negative exponent it turns into a fraction like 1/x squared