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love43

  • 2 years ago

(4x + 3y) - (2x -5y) (Hint: Remember to distribute the negative to the second set of parentheses.)

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  1. henkjan
    • 2 years ago
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    4-2 = ? 3+5 = ?

  2. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    2 8

  3. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    yes, do you know the answer now?

  4. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    i think so

  5. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    what do you have?

  6. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    what you mean

  7. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    what did you get for your answer?

  8. love43
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    2 and 8

  9. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    No, that is not even the right form of the answer. What happened to the x and y? I don't think you understand the question as well as henkjan thought you did. first of all, do you know how to simplify -(2x-5y) ??? as it says above, you need to "distribute the negative sign" do you know what that means? what do you get by doing that?

  10. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    um does it stay like that

  11. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    no, the rule of distribution works like this in general:\[a(x+y)=ax+ay\]for your problem we treat "a" as -1, so we have\[-1*(2x-5y)=-2x+5y\](remember that minus times minus is positive)

  12. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    ok thank you

  13. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    I hope you do not think that is the answer above...

  14. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    no lol

  15. TuringTest
    • 2 years ago
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    Do you just not care to continue, or do you have the answer? If you do, what is it?

  16. love43
    • 2 years ago
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    3xy

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