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    Find the Square

    My problem is


    "Find the Square"

    (2x-6)^2


    (2m-1)^2

    (7m+6)^2

    (3m+6)^2


    Not sure what to do... Help, please!
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    Quote Originally Posted by needhelpsquared View Post
    My problem is


    "Find the Square"

    (2x-6)^2


    (2m-1)^2

    (7m+6)^2

    (3m+6)^2


    Not sure what to do... Help, please!
    Do you mean expand the brackets???

    4x^2 - 12x + 36

    4m^2 - 4m + 1

    49m^2 + 84m + 36

    9m^2 + 36m + 36

    Is that what you meant??? :S
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    On the homework that is all it says... I guess I don't get what the difference is between "simplify" and "find the square" with these problems...
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    Well the square of a number is that number squared... so if the number was squared already it would be that number to the power of 4...

    So the square of (2x-6)^2, say, would be (2x-6)^4.

    Which isn't what I put in my original response, but is that what you meant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by needhelpsquared View Post
    My problem is


    "Find the Square"

    (2x-6)^2


    (2m-1)^2

    (7m+6)^2

    (3m+6)^2


    Not sure what to do... Help, please!
    Please don't ask for help in LiveChat. It is clearly against the LiveChat rules.
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    Sorry, I did not read the chat rules. Any way, I did not post the math question on the chat...
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