babyblue123
simplify. 2x^4(4x^2 + 3x + 1)



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Distribution is the key:)

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Or do you need to factor it?

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idk it just says simplify in standard form

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Multiply!

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what about the exponents?

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You add the exponents...\[X ^{a}*X ^{b}=X ^{a+b}\]

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

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

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Solve it and ill tell you if you did it right:)

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2x^8+8x^4

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

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can you do an example?

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Yea sure!

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

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You try with yours now!

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ok but i still dont get it

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Ill give you a clue...

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

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is it 8x^6+6x^5+2x^4 ?

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner:)

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lol yay thank you :)