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  • one year ago

URGENT PLEASE HELP use the distributive law to factor the following 2x+12+18y=

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  1. zepdrix
    • one year ago
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    Hmm, notice that the coefficients are all `even numbers`. So they're all divisible by 2, ya?

  2. UnicornPoopCookies
    • one year ago
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    Yes I see that :)

  3. UnicornPoopCookies
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    12 divided by 2 6 and 18 divided by 2 9

  4. UnicornPoopCookies
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    6 and 9 divisible by 3

  5. zepdrix
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    So then,\[\large\rm 2x+12+18y=2\left(x+6+9y\right)\]I'm not sure how far they want us to factor this :3 Yah let's do that I suppose, take the 3 out of the 6 and 9.

  6. UnicornPoopCookies
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    I actually think thats how they want it but Im just having a hard time with the "laws"

  7. UnicornPoopCookies
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    Okay so from there we factor further right like to lowest terms

  8. UnicornPoopCookies
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    sorry my question mark dosent work :XXXXXX

  9. zepdrix
    • one year ago
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    The distributive law looks like this:\[\large\rm a(b+c)=ab+ac\]I guess what we're doing in this problem is apply the distributive law `in reverse`.

  10. zepdrix
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    Yah let's try that. We'll take a 3 out of each of these blue terms. \[\large\rm 2\left(x+\color{royalblue}{6+9y}\right)=2\left(x+\color{royalblue}{3(2+3y)}\right)\]I divided 3 out of 6 to be left with a 2, and took a 3 out of 9 to be left with 3. ya?

  11. UnicornPoopCookies
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    yes

  12. zepdrix
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    I think that's all they wanted us to do :) lol weird problem.

  13. UnicornPoopCookies
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    writing this down thank you so much

  14. zepdrix
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    mmm that sparkly cookie looks delicious :D wait wait.. where did that come from :O GASP

  15. UnicornPoopCookies
    • one year ago
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    Its a unicorn poop cookie

  16. UnicornPoopCookies
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    I know Ive been meaning to make some all these years since ive been on here lol

  17. UnicornPoopCookies
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    never have..

  18. zepdrix
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    \(\large \color{green}{(● ﹏☉)}\) ew

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