Please help me,
simplify, leave in exponent form
5(rt)^9

- anonymous

Please help me,
simplify, leave in exponent form
5(rt)^9

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- anonymous

Expand, then simplify. Eventually you'll be able to do the simple way, but for now lets keep with the basics.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

so r*r*r*r*r*r*r*r*r
t*t*t*t*t*t*t*t*t

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- anonymous

i still dont understand i get some of the problems but a few of them like this and the last I just cant figure out

- anonymous

It's ok. you're doing really well.
\[5(rt)^9 = 5(rt)(rt)(rt)(rt)(rt)(rt)(rt)(rt)(rt)\]
\[=5rrrrrrrrrttttttttt\]
Right?

- anonymous

yes so 5r^9t^9?

- anonymous

yes.

- anonymous

yayyy, can you explain the FOIL method to me?

- anonymous

Sure. You know that
a(b+c) = ab + ac
Right?

- anonymous

yes so like (3x-6)(x-12)
= 4x+18

- anonymous

That's jumping ahead, and not quite correct. Lets back up a step.

- anonymous

haha ok sorry

- anonymous

4(x + 3) = ?

- anonymous

4x+12?

- anonymous

Right.
But we know that 4 is 3 + 1, so we should get the same thing if we rewrite it as
(3+1)(x+3)

- anonymous

So lets take that whole first factor and multiply it by each of the terms in the second factor
\[ \rightarrow (3+1)(x+3) = (3+1)x + (3+1)3\]

- anonymous

And then we distribute again..
\[(3+1)x+(3+1)3 = 3x + 1x + 9 + 3\]

- anonymous

\[ = 4x+12\]

- anonymous

sorry had to step away for a moment

- anonymous

=4x+12?

- anonymous

So now if we have something like:
(a+b)(c+d) we can distribute:
\[(a+b)(c+d) = (a+b)c + (a+b)d = ac + bc + ad + bd\]

- anonymous

But to make it easy to remember they prefer you to use FOIL which does the same thing, but in a different order.

- anonymous

+bd

- anonymous

i have like 5 sections and the first says use the foil and the rest just says find the product

- anonymous

(a+b)(c+d)
They take the
F irst two terms(a and c)
O uter two terms(a and d)
I nner two terms (b and c)
L ast two terms (b and d)
ac + ad + bc + bd
Which is the same as what we had, but with a slightly different order.

- anonymous

oh okay im going to work a problem really quick can you check my answer?

- anonymous

yep

- anonymous

(3x-6)(x-12)
4x+3x-12-6x+18

- anonymous

Afraid not.
(3x-6)(x-12)
Multiply the
F irst two terms (3x and x)
3x * x = ?

- anonymous

4x

- anonymous

Nope.
4x = 3x + x

- anonymous

3x^2

- anonymous

Correct.
Now the
I nner two terms (-6 and x)
-6 * x = ?

- anonymous

-6x

- anonymous

Now the
O uter two terms(-6 and -12)
-6 * -12 = ?

- anonymous

72

- anonymous

Blah! Those are not the outer terms, they're the Last terms. Sorry.

- anonymous

Now the
O uter two terms(3x and -12)
3x * -12 = ?

- anonymous

is it -36x? or does it say the same since they are not like terms?

- anonymous

it is -36x, just like -6 * x was -6x.

- anonymous

You can rearrange the factors of a product.
a*b*c = a*c*b = b*c*a = c*a*b = ... etc

- anonymous

so now i have:
3x^2-6x^36x+72?

- anonymous

yes, except that it's -6x-36x, not -6x^36x but I think that was a typo.

- anonymous

yes sorry so now it is 33?

- anonymous

-6-36 = ?

- anonymous

-42

- anonymous

so
-6x-36x = x(-6-36) = ?

- anonymous

x(-42)

- anonymous

So
\[ 3x^2 - 6x - 36x - 72 = ?\]

- anonymous

i thought i had the answer, im never going to get through college :(
3x^2-x(-42)-72

- anonymous

You're really close. The only problem is you left an extra - there.

- anonymous

before 72?

- anonymous

We said that -6x-36x = x(-42)
which we can re-arrange to be -42x
So 3x^2 -6x -36x - 72 = 3x^2 -42x - 72

- anonymous

ohh man im never going to pass, im sorry you had to take your free time to help me. thank you so much im just having the hardest time

- anonymous

no you're doing great
Think about it like this. If you have 4x's and you subtract 36x's you'll be at -32x's right?

- anonymous

right

- anonymous

everytime i think i get it a new problem comes up and im so lost again

- anonymous

so if you have -6x's and you take away 36x's you'll be at -42x's

- anonymous

That's ok. New problems should challenge you. Otherwise you'd just be doing things you already know and you wouldn't learn anything.

- anonymous

yes your right, im just frustrated if i cant get this how am i supposted to get the next two classes

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