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    Understanding a step in finding critical value

    how do you go from,

    x(2+(x/3)) to

    2x+((x/1)(x/3))

    I don't understand what was factored out to get that, I was told a 2 was factored out, but how would that leave me with x/1.

    Thank you
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    Lets see here

    Quote Originally Posted by stepho_145 View Post
    how do you go from,

    x(2+(x/3)) to

    2x+((x/1)(x/3))

    I don't understand what was factored out to get that, I was told a 2 was factored out, but how would that leave me with x/1.

    Thank you
    x\cdot\bigg(2+\frac{x}{3}\bigg)...then what you did was distribute it to get 2x+\frac{x^2}{3}=2x+x\cdot\frac{x}{3}=2x+\frac{x}{  1}\cdot\frac{x}{3}...is that what you wanted?
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    I really like your work man, very easy to understand. Makes life a lot easier.
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    Haha

    Quote Originally Posted by stepho_145 View Post
    I really like your work man, very easy to understand. Makes life a lot easier.
    No problem it is my pleasure
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