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staceyyyy1

  • 2 years ago

Simplify each expression: 5-6m+4 (show steps please)

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  1. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    hint: 5 and 4 are common terms

  2. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    and you ALWAYS combine like terms

  3. javawarrior
    • 2 years ago
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    When your simplifying expressions, do you remember the rules? Like you can only add or subtract "like" terms, this rule is applicable to your question 5 - 6m + 4 Ok so the only part of this equation with a m in it is the 6!, the 5 and the 4 do not have any m's, so by the rule, you can not add or subtract any of these numbers to 6 but you can simplify 5 + 4 So go ahead and add 5+4 - 6m Which simplify s down to 9 - 6m

  4. staceyyyy1
    • 2 years ago
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  5. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    you get that if you combine 5 - 6m + 4 it becomes 9 - 6m right?

  6. staceyyyy1
    • 2 years ago
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    The thing is i know the answers to the questions.. cause i can solve them fast in my head. i just dont know how todo it on paper. which is what my teacher is asking. answer:9-6m

  7. javawarrior
    • 2 years ago
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    well if you want to show it on paper, this is how you would do it 1) 5 - 6m + 4 2) 5 + 4 - 6m (Just re -arranged the 4 & then evaluate) 3) 9 - 6m

  8. staceyyyy1
    • 2 years ago
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    thank you.

  9. lgbasallote
    • 2 years ago
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    4) 3(3 - 2m) simplified usually means factored out

  10. dpaInc
    • 2 years ago
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