I have a rectangle with the lenght of 5c+2 and width of 9c-10. I was wondering how do i get the simplified expression for the perimeter?
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Originally Posted by Jubbly I have a rectangle with the lenght of 5c+2 and width of 9c-10. I was wondering how do i get the simplified expression for the perimeter? Hi Jubbly, Do you know that P = 2L + 2W? Just substitute and combine like terms: That's as simplified as it gets.
Actually, this can be simplified more. P=28c-16 P=4(7c-4)
Originally Posted by rtblue Actually, this can be simplified more. P=28c-16 P=4(7c-4) An algebraic expression is in simplest form when it contains no parentheses or like terms. www.mathchamber.com/algebra/docs/general/glossary.htm
well... all i know is that when i take a test, and the answer can be factored, such as the answer above, my teacher requires me to factor. She says that it is in the simplest form when factored.
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