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janice1989
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Hello, I am trying to help my son with his algebra! but i am just having hardest time! can someone please help me?
 10 months ago
 10 months ago
janice1989 Group Title
Hello, I am trying to help my son with his algebra! but i am just having hardest time! can someone please help me?
 10 months ago
 10 months ago

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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Hi @janice1989 \[ \begin{array}l\color{red}{\text{W}}\color{orange}{\text{E}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{L}}\color{green}{\text{C}}\color{blue}{\text{O}}\color{purple}{\text{M}}\color{purple}{\text{E}}\color{red}{\text{ }}\color{orange}{\text{t}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{o}}\color{green}{\text{ }}\color{blue}{\text{O}}\color{purple}{\text{P}}\color{purple}{\text{E}}\color{red}{\text{N}}\color{orange}{\text{S}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{T}}\color{green}{\text{U}}\color{blue}{\text{D}}\color{purple}{\text{Y}}\color{purple}{\text{ }}\color{red}{\text{:}}\color{orange}{\text{)}}\color{#e6e600}{\text{}}\end{array} \]
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
how can we help you ? do you have any specific qustion ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes can you give me a min? I am not sure how to really work this nad help my son, he has special needs! so he has hard time understanding it and im just stuck! and the teachers dont help at all! im just os stressed out!
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
don't worry, i will try my best to help you :)
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
you just post the question you have difficulty with.
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, Sorry it took so long to reply he got one asnwer right hold on whille i type the ones we need help with! What is your name?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
my name is hartnn, janice :) you can call me that
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The expression 5x^2+x10 has ___ terms and a constand of ____
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Oh i forgot answers
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
3,10 3,10 6,10 6,10 My son said B
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
3 terms are correct! 5x^2 > one term +x >2nd term 10 > 3rd term but the constant is the term with no ''x" in it, which is ... ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
10 he said
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
and he is correct! :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the answer would be A than correct?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
yes, A would be correct.
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
He is smiling ear to ear he got it right! you can explain it a lot better than i could, there is some more if you dont mind helping with !
 10 months ago

hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
i don't mind, at all :)
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joemagee Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Janice, thanks for using OpenStudy. Do tell other parents about us. Hartnn is one of our senior, most skilled and patient OpenStudiers! There are many like him on the site to help. They do it because they love Math and helping young learners.
 10 months ago

janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the expression 9x^25x7 has __ terms and a constant of ___ 3,7 5,7 3,7 5,7 He said there is 5 terms and a constant of 7 since its right after the x. so he said it would be B correct?
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Preetha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Good work Hartnn!
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I will for sure tell other parents about it! Ive been stuck on this for such a long time, And someone told me about it, this is an amazing website, Do you also do Geometry?? My daughter is doing geometry and also has special needs she has Aspergers and is having such a hard time with it.. and she is just stressed and all!
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
thank you for the appreciations, yes, i do geometry too :) lets count the terms in , 9x^25x7 9x^2 5x 7 how many ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Than after we finish this up maybe later on you could help my daughter? And he said 3 :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so instead he said would it be A than?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
A is correct :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Woohoo you are amazing!!!
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
In 6x^43y+5x^410 what are the like terms in the expression choose all that apply.. 6x^4 3y 5x^4 10 he said all of them
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
you will find many amazing users here on OpenStudy, willing to help you as much as i am :)
 10 months ago

hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
like terms are those which have same exponent of 'x' like x^3, 3x^3, 8x^3 .... (one set of like terms) x,4x,9x,x,.... and constants like 4,8,0,1,....
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
in 6x^43y+5x^410 which terms have same exponent of x ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so would it be A & C
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
does your boy say/agree with A and C too ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah he said that, i am just typing for him because he is little bit slow on typing! :D
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
tell him he is absolutely correct :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay :D hold on he is working on next one to see if he can get it, who would have known a stranger online could help so much more than a teacher!
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
now you know :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Simplify : 7x^2+2x^2 7x^2 9x^2 14x^4 9x^4 He said he is not sure what to do can you explain it step by step? He said it would either be A or B since the top number are both 2. or do you add them together?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
He said would it be B? since 7+2 = 9??
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
the top number (here 2) is called the exponent. does he know what an exponent is ? and yes, B is correct, because 7x^2+2x^2 = (7+2)x^2 = 9x^2
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
He said hes heard of it, but isnt really sure what it is.
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
i'll explain, x^n, x is called the 'base' and n is called the exponent. x^n implies , multiplying 'x' to itself, 'n' times. we take an example : 2^4 will imply multiplying 2 4 times = 2*2*2*2 = 16 similarly, x^2 will imply multiplying x with itself twice, x*x got this ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
he said oh that is what exponent is i know now! lol. Thank you, hes working on the next one :)
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Subtract the second expression from the first (5x^23x+5)(3x^24x7) 2x^2+x+12 2x^27x+12 8x^2+x+12 2x^2+x2 He said would it be B?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
why B , how did he get coefficients like 2,7 and 12 ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
He says he dont know, i think he was guessing. He does that a lot. Im sorry!
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
(5x^23x+5)(3x^24x7) = 5x^2 3x +5 3x^2  (4x)  (7) {by distributing the negative} = 5x^2 3x +5 3x^2 +4x +7 {because negative times negative becomes positive!} then we identify like terms. but is this much clear ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
he said for like terms would it be 5x^2 3x 3x^2 and 4x?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
for like terms , the exponent of x should be same, for which terms exponent of x is 2 ? for which terms exponent of x is 1 ?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
note x means x^1 , both mean the same
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
he said he is confused. he said he dont get that,
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
ok, the 5x^2 and 3x^2 has exponent of 2 so these are like terms and we can combine them in this way, 5x^23x^2 = (53)x^2 = 2x^2 got this?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
got it he said
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
cool, from this : 5x^2 3x +5 3x^2 +4x +7 the other like terms are 3x and +4x (because they both contains just x with it, not x^2 or x^3 .....) so we can combine them like : 3x+4x = (3+4) x = ... ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
he said uh he thinks you can combine them not 100% sure
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
yes, they can be combined because they both have same exponent (=1 here) so, 3x+4x = (3+4) x = x lastly, what remains are just constants, 7+5 , which =12
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok he got this,
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
he understands whats next step?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
so, finally, putting the results together, 2x^2x+12
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok got it
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
distribute and simplify 7(2x4)+2(3x+1) 20x+26 20x26 14x28 6x+2 He asked what is it to distribute???
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
Distribution Property : a(b+c) = ab+ac dw:1379629904908:dw ask if you need an explanation in words....
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok he said he got it so far
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
dw:1379630067115:dw so can he fill that now ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
7 2x + 72
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
the operation is actually of multiplication while distributing, a(b+c) = a*b + a*c so, that will be = 7*(2x) + 7*(4) got this ? and simplify this further
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
like 7*(4) = 28,
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
14 &28correct he said?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
yeah, just don't forget the 'x' too 7*2x = 14x 7*(4)=28 so, the first part 7(2x4) = 14x28 in same way, please try the second part, 2(3x+1)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2*(3x) + 2(1)
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
good! and whats 2*3x = ... ?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
6 dalton said
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
2*3x = 6x (again, don't forget the 'x') so we have 7(2x4) +2(3x+1) = 14x28+6x+2 we have distributed successfully, now time to combine like terms, tell him to try first.
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2x, 3x?? and 14x and 6x?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
from this 14x28+6x+2 there are only 2 terms containing 'x' , right ? so what is 14x+6x =....?
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes. 20x
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
the constants, 28+2 =... ? and so the final answer will be ?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
28+2 is not 30
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
26 that look like a  instead of a +
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
28+2 =  (282) =  (26) yes.
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
there is 2 more questions could you help out with?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
yes, go ahead with them, lets crack them together! :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
evaluate the expression 2(x+y)  for x=6 and y=7 3 13/3 19/3 20/3 26/3 he said its look like this 2(6+7)  3 he said would the answer be 26/3??
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
yes, he is correct! congratulate him on my behalf :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Evaluate the expression 3x+4y  x=1.5 and y=2.5 2 2 4.25 6.25 7.25 His work 3(1.5) +4(2.5)  2 would it be 7.25?
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
lets check, 3(1.5) + 4(2.5) = 4.5+10 = 14.5 is the numerator. and 14.5/2 = 7.25 is the correct answer! :) :)
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janice1989 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Woohoo Thank you sooo soo much Hartnn!! :) You are amaizng! you did such a great job! :D You are beyond smart!! :D
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hartnn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.4
you are welcome janice :) even i am glad that i could help you. and i want to request your son to practice more problems. with good amount of practice, your son can be smarter than me :)
 10 months ago

Preetha Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Janice, glad Hartn could help your son. Do come back and help OpenStudy grow by spreading the word to other parents and friends. Thanks.
 10 months ago
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