Mark M. answered • 11/07/19

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2b + 8

2(b) + 2(4)

2(b + 4)

Emme L.

asked • 11/07/19Many people say its 2, but the website I'm solving it on says 2 is incorrect. Help?!?!?!

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Mark M. answered • 11/07/19

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2b + 8

2(b) + 2(4)

2(b + 4)

Well, 2B + 8 is certainly equal to 2(B+4). I suggest you get the "website" to explain the answer.

Mark M. answered • 11/08/19

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Well, the directions are conflicting.

By definition 2 is the coefficient of 2b. No factoring is necessary

If factoring is required then

2(b + 4)

Go back the the original wording of the problem.

2*b+2*2*2

b is the variable

2 " coefficient

Raika S. answered • 11/07/19

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Emme L.

awesome! Thanks!11/07/19