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From: Marielouise 
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2000081810:13:41
Subject: Re: real life application for multiplying monomials

Hi, Chris,

Do you mean multiplying polynomials by monomials?   

Everytime someone goes to McDonald's and orders for a group 2 fries,
three Big Macs and 2 shakes you are multiplying the cost of the fries
by 2, the cost of the Big Macs by 3 and the cost of the shakes by 2. 
The 2 and 3 are the monomials.   The difference in algebra is that x
fries, y Big Macs and z shakes have variable x, y and z values.

  -Marielouise, for the Teacher2Teacher service


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