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anonymous
 one year ago
Which statement below best applies to the following expression?
anonymous
 one year ago
Which statement below best applies to the following expression?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0A. the two terms cannot be combined because the radicands are not identical, and cannot be simplified so that they are identical B. the two terms cannot be combined because the indices are not identical C. the two terms cannot be combined because the resulting value of the subtraction would be negative D. the two terms may be combined

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@Dragonclaw88, What are your own thoughts regarding the expression?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont have any i just need to know how to solve it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i guess that counts right?

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What if you had 4x  5y. How would you combine that expression?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ummmm......i think you combine the numbers first right?

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ever heard of the concept of combining like terms? If so, what does it mean to you?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ik what it is im just not very good at actually doing it

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what u gave me where unlike terms

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0im not sure how to combine those

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Well, let me give you an idea of it. 7 + 8 = 15 7 and 8 are like terms because they are both integers 2x + 4x = 6x 2x and 4x are like terms because x is common to both. In fact, if we use the distributive property, then 2x + 4x = (2 + 4)x = (6)x = 6x 7xy + 3xy = 10xy Same concept here. 5x^2 + 3x^2 = 8x^2 See the pattern? You can only combine terms if they have common variable factors.

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1With radicands, you treat those as variable factors.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0BEFORE YOU GAVE ME UNLIKE TERMS AND TOLD ME TO COMBINE THEM BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW!!!!! sorry to be rude....

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know how to combine like terms that is easy

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So you can combine something like \(6\sqrt{5} + 3\sqrt{5}\) but it is not possible to combine \(3\sqrt{5} + 4\sqrt{7}\). In other words, when it comes to radicals, the concept of like terms apply here as well.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i have no idea how to combine radicals at all i failed algebra 1 because i dont understand many concepts of anything

Hero
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Reread everything I wrote above, but more slowly this time. I'd also recommend taking a break and coming back later or even taking a short nap while thinking about the concept here. It will help.
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