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5. Explain, in complete sentences, how you would use the two methods (distribution and box method) to find the product of (x – 2) (x – 3). Please include your steps for each method and the resulting product. Which method do you prefer and why?
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5. Explain, in complete sentences, how you would use the two methods (distribution and box method) to find the product of (x – 2) (x – 3). Please include your steps for each method and the resulting product. Which method do you prefer and why?
 2 years ago
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This is what I have so far: I prefer the distribution method because, first of all, I find it easier, and secondly, that is how Mrs. Huerkamp explained it in the live lesson. To do this you simply utilize the FOIL technique by multiplying the first, outer, inner and last variables together. (x) (x) = x2 (x) (3) = 3x (2) (x) = 2x (2) (3) = 6 so your answer is: x2  3x  2x + 6 = x2  5x + 6 The box method would be you make a 2x2 box and go up, down, and sideways to multiply the variables. It’s the same basic principal, just a little different: Now, I need help with the box method especially. idk how to write it out using the box method on the computer?? Can someone please help me!!
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
"Hero" already answer this question, but he left out the box method part... This is what he wrote: It would be easier to say that for distribution method, recall that the formula for distributive property is a(b+c) = ab + bc. In this case: a = (x2) b = x c = 3 Therefore: a(b+c) = ab + bc (x2)(x3) = (x2)x + (x2)3 Thus: (x2)(x3) = (x2)x + (x2)3 = x^2  2x  3x + 6 = x^25x + 6
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NightShadeBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wow, i am not familiar with the box method, let me look on line
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay, thanks for looking at it a least... lol :)
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and neither am I so that's why its so hard for me, I know the distribution one pretty good, but i'm stumped when it comes to box method...
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
at least* spelling error. hehehe :)
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LoveYou*69Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Im not sure.. Sorry :/
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
its okay, don't be sorry. It's not your fault, I just hate this freakin box method.... it sucks!
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I don't even understand why the teacher wants me to write it in box method but whatever, I have to do it I one way or another.... lol :)
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AccessDeniedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
dw:1330389097300:dw seems like, you line up one binomial on top of 2x2 box and other binomial on side in descending degree, multiply together the corresponding row and column into each box, and add together i guess its just another way to do it, in case you preferred it that way
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Renee99Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ahhh I see, now I have to figure out a way to write that one a document... haha I'll try to figure this out. Thanks for your help!! :)
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