12x

Multiply 12x by xx.

12x⋅xx

Multiply 12x and xx.

x2xx

Move x.

x2(xx)

Raise x to the power of 1.

x2(x1x)

Raise x to the power of 1.

x2(x1x1)

Use the power rule aman=am+n to combine exponents.

x2x1+1

Add 1 and 1.

x2x2

Rewrite x2 as x.

Use axn=axn to rewrite x as x12.

x2(x12)2

Apply the power rule and multiply exponents, (am)n=amn.

x2x12⋅2

Combine 12 and 2.

x2x22

Cancel the common factor of 2.

Cancel the common factor.

x2x22

Divide 1 by 1.

x2x1

x2x1

Simplify.

x2x

x2x

x2x

Simplify 1/(2 square root of x)