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This is a law of exponents problem. When we have a common base, we can apply the rules of exponents to it. In this case, our base is (x+1). Since we are multiplying,

We will add the exponents:

(x+1)^2 * (x+1)^5

(x+1)^(2+5)

(x+1)^7.

Thus this is your final answer.

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Sep 15th, 2015

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