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Simplification Problems

Date: 8/20/96 at 22:55:45
From: Anonymous
Subject: Simplification Problems

Simplify 2x(4-2x+y) - 5x(y^2+x-y)

Date: 8/21/96 at 1:1:17
From: Doctor Paul
Subject: Simplification Problems

Multiplying a * (b + c) in a problem is the same as using a*b + a*c.

Let's use the above principle:

8x - 4x^2 + 2xy - 5xy^2 - 5x^2 + 5xy

Now let's combine like terms:

8x - 9x^2 + 7xy - 5xy^2

I hope this helps clear things up.


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