Repeat the power rule: when raising a power to a power, the base stays the same, but the exponents (or 'the powers') are multiplied together.
When raising a monomial to a power, the coefficient is raised separately, but the powers of the variable factors (letters) are multiplied by the power they are being raised by.
Study the following example.
Raise the monomial to a power
1) Split the monomial into terms (or factors).
Remember: If the exponent of a variable factor is not specified, then it is \(1\).
Raise each term separately.
2) The powers are multiplied by the power you are raising them by.
3) When raising a negative coefficient to the 3rd power, the result is negative.