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Algebra 1/Algebra 2 Factorization Problems (answer)

Factorization is simple...much simpler than you see above, that's for sure. Whew, no wonder so many kids and adults have a problem with understanding the technical babble, as I tend to call it.   Ok, think of pulling something out of a bunch of numbers and letters. Ask yourself what...

(x^3-5x^2+2x-10) / (x-5) (answer)

Break the top apart into two expressions, and then, factor it out, Cancel the top and bottom common factors.    (x^3-5x^2)+(2x-10)/x-5   x^2(x-5)+2(x-5)/x-5   Cancel ALL common factors (x-5) on both top and bottom You end up with x^2+2...

how do you factor (2n-6) (answer)

When they're asking about factoring, think division.   What number can you pull out of both the numbers you see?   (2n) and (-6)   They have to be divided evenly. Out of the 2n and the -6, you can divide a 2 out of each, evenly. Once you pull out the 2, ask...

How to write it out in Expression with parentheses (answer)

Chris, you are absolutely correct. It is a very poorly written question. The question doesn't tell you how many each person would pack, just how many each purchases. You could do a fractional portion of each: 16+8/44 = 24/44 for allison and 6/44 for hanson, but the question doesn't say how...

X+7=-2(4x+10) (answer)

Well, that's a douzy! Isn't it?  That would drive most students running to the board, eh? NOT! ;) X+7=-2(4x+10) No Sweat! Follow the simple steps and you'll be able to do it again and again. 1. 1X+7=-2(4x+10) First do distribution. That means, take the number...

how to do x-y=2 and4x-3y=11 doing substitution (answer)

Substitution? Easy as pie! Think of it this way, when you substitute something, you're replacing it with something else, right? That's what substitution in math is about too. You replace a letter you don't know with something you do know, so you can make the problem easy to solve. Step 1:...