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    expand and simlplfy

    sorry to a pain but i have got stuck on a simple question

    I have 4(x-1)-2(2x+3) and I have expanded too get 4x-4 -4x-6.

    I have got stuck on simplyfying the above

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    Last edited by davellew69; May 6th 2012 at 12:09 PM.
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    Re: expand and simlplfy

    Quote Originally Posted by davellew69 View Post
    sorry to a pain but i have got stuck on a simple question

    I have 4(x-1)-2(2x+3) and I have expanded too get 4x-4 -4x-6.

    I have got stuck on simplyfying the above

    dave
    combine like terms ...

    4x - 4x = 0

    -4 - 6 = -10

    so, 4x - 4 -4x - 6 = -10

    another lesson ...

    Polynomials: Combining "Like Terms"
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    Re: expand and simlplfy

    thanks again, I have a lot to read, cheers mate
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