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cuppycake

  • 3 years ago

Choose the correct product of (5x + 4)2. 25x2 + 40x + 16 25x2 − 16 25x2 + 16 25x2 − 40x + 16

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  1. brinethery
    • 3 years ago
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    (5x+4)(5x+4) Do you know how to use the FOIL method?

  2. cuppycake
    • 3 years ago
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    no

  3. brinethery
    • 3 years ago
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    First, Outer, Inner, Last. Your first terms that you need to multiply are 5x and 5x 5x*5x = 25x^2 Your outer terms that you need to multiply are 5x and 4. 5x*4 = 20x Your inner terms that you need to multiply are 5x and 4. 5x*4 = 20x You last terms that you need to multiply are 4 and 4. 4*4 = 16 So you have 25x^2, 20x, 20x, and 16 that you need to "combine." 25x^2 +20x +20x +16 = 25x^2 +40x +16

  4. cuppycake
    • 3 years ago
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    ah wow thanks so much!

  5. brinethery
    • 3 years ago
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    Watch this :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twtdsp0a1Iw

  6. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    @phi @CrazyMexican816

  7. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    is this correct

  8. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    i still dont nderstand @phi

  9. phi
    • one year ago
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    yes

  10. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    i dont know anything?

  11. phi
    • one year ago
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    see Khan's vide if you have time http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/multiplying-factoring-expression/multiplying-binomials/v/multiplying-binomials

  12. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    i know that \(\color{lime}{\huge\ (5x+4)^2~}\) = 25x^2+16 but i dont understand if i add a 40x

  13. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    @phi ?

  14. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    in FOIL i use 5x^2+4^2 but dont get why did they add a 40x?

  15. phi
    • one year ago
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    do you know what you get when you multiply a(x+y)

  16. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    ax+ay?

  17. phi
    • one year ago
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    yes. now what if a was "complicated" in other words, if a was short-hand for (c+d) ? we would get (c+d)x + (c+d)y (I just replaced "a" with its equivalent (c+d) ) now we do the "distributive property" again: (c+d)x is the same as x(c+d), or, xc +xd and (c+d)y is cy + dy

  18. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    ohh

  19. phi
    • one year ago
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    in other words (c+d)(x+y) can be written as xc + xd +yc +yd we get FOUR terms (which would come from using FOIL, if you learn that)

  20. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    foil is first out inner last

  21. phi
    • one year ago
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    with (5x+4)(5x+4) we will get 4 terms, but we can combine two of the terms, and get 3 terms in the end

  22. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    BTW i hope you dont ge confused cuz it looks like (5x + 4)•2 but it is (5x + 4)^2

  23. phi
    • one year ago
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    let's use the distributive idea to do (5x+4)(5x+4) First, let a= (5x+4) so it's easier to see what we are doing: a(5x+4)= a*5x +a*4 now replace a with (5x+4) (5x+4)*5x + (5x+4)*4 now expand both terms: can you do that ?

  24. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    yes

  25. Law&Order
    • one year ago
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    5x(5x+4)+4(5x+4) 25x^2•20x+20x+16 ohhhhhh thx @phi

  26. phi
    • one year ago
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    the first part 5x(5x+4) is written as 25x^2 +20x so you get all together \[ 25x^2 +20x +20x +16\] the last step is notice we have 20 x's plus 20 more x's which is 40 x's. we write \[ 25x^2 +40x +16\]

  27. some.random.cool.kid
    • 3 months ago
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    hi

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