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    Some guidance on this question

    I have this question in the form

    3y^2+[6y^2+(3y-4)]

    It just tells me to write this in its simplest form. So I have done

    3y^2+[-6y^2-(-3y-4)]

    3y^2-6y^2+3y-4

    -3y^2+3y-4

    Is this in its simplest form? I think I have turned it into a quadratic now right? So should I try to solve it using the quadratic formula?
    Last edited by uperkurk; January 30th 2013 at 02:12 PM.
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    Re: Some guidance on this question

    What is 3y^2- 6y^2?

    You cannot "solve" it because there is no equation to solve.
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    Re: Some guidance on this question

    I didn't say solve. The question told me to put it in its simplest form. I'm asking if the form I have it in, is that the simplest it can be?
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    Re: Some guidance on this question

    Quote Originally Posted by uperkurk View Post
    I didn't say solve. The question told me to put it in its simplest form. I'm asking if the form I have it in, is that the simplest it can be?
    Are you now claiming that you did not post?
    Quote Originally Posted by uperkurk View Post
    I have this question in the form
    3y^2+[6y^2+(3y-4)]
    So should I try to solve it using the quadratic formula?
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    Re: Some guidance on this question

    Quote Originally Posted by uperkurk View Post
    I have this question in the form

    3y^2+[6y^2+(3y-4)]

    It just tells me to write this in its simplest form. So I have done

    3y^2+[-6y^2-(-3y-4)]

    3y^2-6y^2+3y-4

    -3y^2+3y-4

    Is this in its simplest form? I think I have turned it into a quadratic now right? So should I try to solve it using the quadratic formula?
    Is there a typo in your first line of mathematics? In each successive line your 6y^2 is negated, but in the first line it is not...
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    Re: Some guidance on this question

    Oh so I did, I meant to type simplify and it's ok I figured it out now, I used wolfram and it was in simplest form according to wolfram
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