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  • one year ago

How would we solve this? Steps 2(m − 4) + 1? I need accurate steps and explanations please

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  1. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    2(m − 4) + 1 First distribute the 2 2 x m=? 2 x -4=?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @pooja195 can you tell me what is the first step

  3. pooja195
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    I did.

  4. anonymous
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    What do you mean by distribute the 2

  5. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1439221525376:dw|

  6. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    We need to use the distributive property

  7. anonymous
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    That picture just confused me even more

  8. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    Its just an example

  9. anonymous
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    where did another blue come from

  10. pooja195
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    When you distribute the basically multiply the number outside of the parentheses by the numbers inside of the parentheses understood or confused?

  11. anonymous
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    Sort of understood, can you give me an easy example please

  12. anonymous
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    Sort of understood, can you give me an easy example please

  13. pooja195
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    |dw:1439221784556:dw|

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok so you move the x to the 5 and multiply

  15. anonymous
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    Can you give me an easy one so I can solve it myself

  16. pooja195
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    |dw:1439221816357:dw|

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2m. 8?

  18. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    Almost correct! :D its 2m-8+1 Now combine like terms :)

  19. anonymous
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    Why would it be +1 it says -1 there

  20. pooja195
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    -8 + 1 =?

  21. anonymous
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    -7?

  22. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    yes so we have 2m-7 <---final answer

  23. anonymous
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    Ok

  24. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Im gonna do the first one again

  25. anonymous
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    2(m − 4) + 1?

  26. anonymous
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    So first we bring the m to the 2 so 2mx4+1

  27. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    but how do we do the second part, − 4) + 1

  28. anonymous
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    @pooja195

  29. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    Not quite we need to MULTIPLY

  30. anonymous
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    − 4) + 1 but how will we multiply

  31. pooja195
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    |dw:1439222259894:dw|

  32. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im stumpted on inequalities and these expressions

  33. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    Try again dont give up! :)

  34. anonymous
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    4 x 2 = 8

  35. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    *-4

  36. anonymous
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    Oh then -4 x 1

  37. pooja195
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    Where are you getting the 1 from?

  38. anonymous
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    -1

  39. anonymous
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    in the end of the expression

  40. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    ignore that for right now

  41. anonymous
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    Ok so what do I multiply then

  42. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    Distribute: =(2)(m)+(2)(−4)+1 =2m+−8+1 Combine Like Terms: =2m+−8+1 =(2m)+(−8+1) =2m+−7

  43. anonymous
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    man all those symbols and numbers

  44. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im so bad at this

  45. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    im gonna fail flvs

  46. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    it just doesnt make sense to me no matter how much I try to understand

  47. pooja195
    • one year ago
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    no you wont! im not gonna let u! ok Distribute \[\huge~\rm~(2)(m)+(2)(−4)\] Do you understand this?

  48. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i understand 2m because we bring the m to the 2 (is that distributing)

  49. anonymous
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    and the +

  50. pooja195
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    Good -4 comes from the minus sign

  51. pooja195
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    therefore it is a negative 4

  52. anonymous
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    yes so what do we do with the -4

  53. pooja195
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    ok Distribute \[\huge~\rm~(2)(m)+(2)(−4)\]

  54. pooja195
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    Now multiply ignore the plus sign for right now

  55. anonymous
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    2 x 2 = 4

  56. pooja195
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    where in the world did u get 2 x 2 from?

  57. anonymous
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    umm you said get rid of the +

  58. anonymous
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    then its 2m + 2

  59. pooja195
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    2 x m= ? 2 x -4 =?

  60. anonymous
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    yeah but we dont know what 2xm is

  61. pooja195
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    correct it remains 2m

  62. anonymous
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    yes so 2m x 2

  63. pooja195
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    No 2m -8 2 times -4 = -8

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