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babyblue123

  • 2 years ago

simplify. 2x^4(4x^2 + 3x + 1)

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  1. OpenSessame
    • 2 years ago
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    Distribution is the key:)

  2. OpenSessame
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    Or do you need to factor it?

  3. babyblue123
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    idk it just says simplify in standard form

  4. OpenSessame
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    |dw:1377831279990:dw| Multiply!

  5. babyblue123
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    what about the exponents?

  6. OpenSessame
    • 2 years ago
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    You add the exponents...\[X ^{a}*X ^{b}=X ^{a+b}\]

  7. babyblue123
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    so you're only multiplying the numbers and not the exponents?

  8. OpenSessame
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    No you are multiplying the exponents too, but the rule multiplying exponents is that its like adding them together.

  9. OpenSessame
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    Solve it and ill tell you if you did it right:)

  10. babyblue123
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    2x^8+8x^4

  11. OpenSessame
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    No...Try again...Add the exponents and multiply the constants.

  12. babyblue123
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    can you do an example?

  13. OpenSessame
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    Yea sure!

  14. OpenSessame
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    \[(3x ^{2}+29x ^{4})(5x ^{3}+3)\]

  15. OpenSessame
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    |dw:1377831993557:dw|

  16. OpenSessame
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    You try with yours now!

  17. babyblue123
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    ok but i still dont get it

  18. OpenSessame
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    Ill give you a clue...

  19. OpenSessame
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    \[2x ^{4}*4x ^{2}=8x ^{6}\]

  20. babyblue123
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    is it 8x^6+6x^5+2x^4 ?

  21. OpenSessame
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    Winner Winner Chicken Dinner:)

  22. babyblue123
    • 2 years ago
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    lol yay thank you :)

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