# A really dumb math question

## Homework Statement

Ok, so I have a=2bc^3 and b= c/f but I want to get rid of the b's.

## Homework Equations

So I know I do a=2(c/f)c^3

## The Attempt at a Solution

This is where I get lost (and feel stupid). Does this get simplified to (2c^4)/f? Or, is does it stay the same because the (c/f) is in brackets. I have to differentiate after, which is in itself another problem.
Thanks!

berkeman
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## Homework Statement

Ok, so I have a=2bc^3 and b= c/f but I want to get rid of the b's.

## Homework Equations

So I know I do a=2(c/f)c^3

## The Attempt at a Solution

This is where I get lost (and feel stupid). Does this get simplified to (2c^4)/f? Or, is does it stay the same because the (c/f) is in brackets. I have to differentiate after, which is in itself another problem.
Thanks!

The bolded answer is correct. c * c^3 = c^4

Booya! Thank you, berkeman!