## LoveToDance22 3 years ago Please help with algebra 2!

1. LoveToDance22

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2. LoveToDance22

Trying to combine like terms, but I have no idea how to do this one

3. lgbasallote

hint: t and t are like terms t^2/2 and t^2 are like terms does that help?

4. LoveToDance22

Is it 2t + 2t^2 + 2 ?

5. lgbasallote

hmm close but no

6. lgbasallote

$\huge \implies (t + t) + \left(\frac{t^2}{2} + t^2\right)$

7. lgbasallote

t + t is like 1 + 1

8. lgbasallote

t^2 / 2 + t^2 is like 1/2 + 1 does that help?

9. LoveToDance22

Kind of, but if t + t is like 1 +1 why cant you just make it 2t?

10. lgbasallote

it is 2t

11. lgbasallote

i was just making an analogy how t + t is like 1 + 1

12. lgbasallote

so what is t^2 / 2 + t^2?

13. LoveToDance22

@lgbasallote 2t^2 / 2? (Im sorry, I have no idea)

14. lgbasallote

hmm close... do you know what 1 /2 + 1 equals to?

15. lgbasallote

$\frac 12 + 1$

16. LoveToDance22

yeah, 1.5

17. LoveToDance22

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18. LoveToDance22

Like that?

19. lgbasallote

what is that in fraction form?

20. LoveToDance22

1 1/2

21. lgbasallote

and in improper fraction form?

22. lgbasallote

what is 1 1/2 in improper fraction form?

23. LoveToDance22

1 2/1

24. lgbasallote

i have to go now...so i hope you got it

25. lgbasallote

and no that is not the improper fraction form

26. lgbasallote

the improper fraction form of 1 1/2 is $\huge \frac{(2 \times 1) + 1}{2}$

27. LoveToDance22

(t^2 x 2) +1/2 ?

28. lgbasallote

noo

29. lgbasallote

solve the improper fraction first

30. lgbasallote

then just attach t^2 at the end

31. LoveToDance22

3/2 t^2

32. lgbasallote

right

33. LoveToDance22

Thank you so much! I'm going to have my teacher go over these tomorrow, obviously not very good at them haha

34. lgbasallote

lol sure. do your best