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LifeisHouseMusic

  • 3 years ago

Simplify the following expression. a + c − 4b − c + a − b answer choices: a − 6b a − 5b 2a − 6b 2a − 5b

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  1. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    Group like terms a + c − 4b − c + a − b a + a+ c − c − 4b − b Can you simplify it now?

  2. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    a^2 + c^4 -8b...... @RyanL. Not really

  3. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    what's c-c?

  4. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    - c^2? @RyanL.

  5. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    Wait no.. wouldn't it just cancel out?

  6. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    I wasn't thinking right lol

  7. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes same way 1-1 cancels out

  8. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    a + a+ c − c − 4b − b then turns into a + a − 4b − b

  9. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    What's a +a then?

  10. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    a^2

  11. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    @RyanL. or 2a?

  12. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    Think of it this way What's 1 + 1 it's 2 What's 1*1 it's\[1^2\]

  13. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    So it should be the second one.

  14. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    a + a − 4b − b is then 2a − 4b − b what's -4b-b?

  15. LifeisHouseMusic
    • 3 years ago
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    Are we left with 2a − 5b ? @RyanL.

  16. RyanL.
    • 3 years ago
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    yes good job

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