Results 1 to 2 of 2

Math Help - Expanding/Factoring Q. 2

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    3

    Expanding/Factoring Q. 2

    Sorry, yet another one.

    Is it possible to find the unknown value in the following expression. Explain

    (a+3)(a+__)=a+10a+6

    Thank you again.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Global Moderator

    Joined
    Nov 2005
    From
    New York City
    Posts
    10,616
    Thanks
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by Constance
    Sorry, yet another one.

    Is it possible to find the unknown value in the following expression. Explain

    (a+3)(a+__)=a+10a+6

    Thank you again.
    No, assume a=-3 then the left hand side is 0 because a+3=0 regardless of what the missing number is it will still have to be zero. Yet, the right side would not.
    Q.E.D.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. expanding log
    Posted in the Pre-Calculus Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: October 25th 2009, 05:34 PM
  2. need help expanding
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: April 30th 2008, 12:56 PM
  3. Expanding
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 9th 2008, 12:16 PM
  4. Replies: 3
    Last Post: November 6th 2006, 12:02 AM
  5. Expanding/Factoring Q.
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: January 17th 2006, 03:35 PM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum