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anonymous
 4 years ago
I have not been in school for 31 years and I am taking my first algebra course ever I do not understand it all I need help understanding algebra please
anonymous
 4 years ago
I have not been in school for 31 years and I am taking my first algebra course ever I do not understand it all I need help understanding algebra please

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Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2It all begins with your first problem. Ask.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what does 5y(8+4) 8 mean

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0first off 8 + 4 = 12 so it is the same as \[5y(12)8\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0when the variables are next to numbers with no symbol between them it measn multiplication, so this is the same as \[5\times y\times 128=5\times 12\times y8=60y8\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so would the answer be 52y

Directrix
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.260 y  8 =? 60y and 8 are not like terms and their difference cannot be further simplified. So, the answer is 60y 8. y is a variable and for all we know might be equal to, say 7. Then 60y  8 = 60(7) 8 = 412. But, then y might be equal to 3 in which case 60y  8 would be 60(3)  8 = 180  8 = 172. Algebra can be thought of as arithmetic with variables or as some would say, "the science of finding x."
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