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Easy Math Basics Question 9x · 9(4) · 4x · -4(4)

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    So i'll post how far i'v got now 9x · 36 · 4x · (-16)

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Now my problem is trying to understand how like terms work, would 9x and 4x combine into 13x or \[36^2\]?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    correct so far, now just rearrange the x's and the numbers (commutative property of multipication) and multiply.

  4. anonymous
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    hmm?

  5. anonymous
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    alright i'll look up commutative property i'm only familiar with distributive so far thanks

  6. anonymous
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    okay I stil don't understand this haha

  7. anonymous
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    when i multiply 9x into 4x is my output 13x or 36x^2?

  8. anonymous
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    The calculator gives me 36x^2 but i don't know if that is correct for this scenario

  9. alekos
    • one year ago
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    yes it is

  10. anonymous
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    ah okay thanks! haha commutative property led me to a · b = b · a which didn't help much

  11. alekos
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    9 times 4 = 36 and x times x = x^2 then you just go 36 times x^2 = 36x^2

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ya i thought 9x · 4x = 13x i'm silly

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