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anonymous
 5 years ago
Simplify the expression.
12p  10a + 4  4p 6
anonymous
 5 years ago
Simplify the expression. 12p  10a + 4  4p 6

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.012p4p = 8p 46 = 2 So: 8p=10a2 p= (5/4)a(1/5)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But what is the answer to this problem?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The general idea of simplifying, when you have no other information, is to eliminate all common factors (eg. 12p4p = 8p), and juggle to isolate the expression for one variable. The equation you posted originally, was: 12p  10a + 4  4p 6 Which is really the same as: 12p  10a + 4  4p 6=0 12p4p10a+46=0 8p10a2=0 8p=10a+2 (divide by 8 to isolate for p:) p=(1/8)(10a+2) => p= (5/4)a + (1/4) (typo in my last reply)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I know but what is the answer.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The answer? You haven't provided enough information for me to help you any further, I'm afraid. Sure the equation is correct? If that's all the information you've got, that is the answer.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This is what it says..... Simplify the expression. 11p  7q  12 + 9q  5r + 8

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, it says "simplify". That's what I've done. Isolating for one variable is as simple as it gets. Alternatively you can write the expression as 8p10a2
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