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    Convert Expression from One Form to Another

    hi,

    i need help expressing this:

    ( 1-\sqrt{3}) + ( 4-2\sqrt{3}) in form of a+b\sqrt{3}

    i would like to have some help on how to answer this and have it expalinedclearly so i understand.

    thanks!
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    re: Convert Expression from One Form to Another

    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    hi,

    i need help expressing this:

    ( 1-\sqrt{3}) + ( 4-2\sqrt{3}) in form of a+b\sqrt{3}
    Can you combine (1-x)+(4-2x)~?
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    re: Convert Expression from One Form to Another

    that would be 2x^2-6x+4
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    re: Convert Expression from One Form to Another

    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    that would be 2x^2-6x+4
    Do you have any idea about any of this?
    The problem is about addition.
    It is not about multiplication.
    Add like terms.
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    re: Convert Expression from One Form to Another

    5-3x?
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    re: Convert Expression from One Form to Another

    Quote Originally Posted by andyboy179 View Post
    5-3x?
    Yes. So what is the answer to the OP?
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