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- Nov 24th 2012, 08:58 AM #1
## Symplify

Hi!

I would like to know if there is any shortcut to the given statement:

(a-x)(b-x).......(z-x)

Solving it by opening all the parentheses is not, according to me, a very sensible thing to do here.

Any other rule which can be applied to simplify it?

Thanks a Lot!

~MoniMini

- Nov 24th 2012, 09:02 AM #2

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- Nov 24th 2012, 06:13 PM #8
## Re: Symplify

Go through the alphabet. Surely you'll get to x if you go a, b, c, d, ...

Of course, this is assuming that you're using the symbol x from the alphabet to represent the same thing as the variable x in the statement, which it is quite likely you are not... But if that wasn't the case it would not be so easy to solve.

- Nov 25th 2012, 05:59 AM #9