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  • 5 years ago

simplify the product -p(8p^2+3p)

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  1. Hero
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    -p^2(8p + 3)

  2. anonymous
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    thats simpling it ????

  3. Hero
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    There's no other way to simplify it

  4. anonymous
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    but isnt simplying is when yu have to multiply because i got -8p^2-3p^2

  5. Hero
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    That's expansion by distributive property.

  6. anonymous
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    so dont distribute ? ugh . im confused . can you break it down for me

  7. anonymous
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    but then i have to write it in standard form too

  8. Hero
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    Depends on what the question actually wants you to do. Usually examples of how to do these things are in your textbook.

  9. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    I Tried Getting An Understanding of it but the question was : Simplify The Product . Write In Standard Form -p(8p^2+3p)

  10. Hero
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    I cannot help you with this as it is not clear what to do. There's only two things you can do to a product. You can either factor it or expand it. Either way can be considered simplification. If you want to simplify it so that it is just the product of two numbers, then -p^2(8p + 3) is correct. If you want to simplify it so that it is just the addition of two terms, then -8p^3 - 3p^2 is what you want. Since it is not clear exactly which simplification is to be used, it is an ambiguous question from my point of view.

  11. anonymous
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    i Know Riqht But Thanks Anyway

  12. Hero
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    I will check with an expert on this. Hold on.

  13. anonymous
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    ok

  14. Hero
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    The expert agrees with me. Says to give both answers.

  15. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    kk

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