Evaluate (3 × 4)^{2} using the power of a product property:

(A) 12^{2}× 2

(B) 3^{2}+4^{2}

(C) 3^{2}×4^{2}

(D) 3^{2}/4^{2}

The power of a product property states that (ab)^{n} = a^{n}×b^{n},

(3 × 4)^{2 }=3^{2}×4^{2 }

So (C) is the correct answer.