How would i simplify this expression by expanding the brackets and collecting the like terms?
5h(7-d) + 11hd
Thanks in advance
Hello jedimaster700Welcome to Math Help Forum!
$\displaystyle 5h(7-d) = 5h\times 7 - 5h\times d=35h-5hd$
So $\displaystyle 5h(7-d) + 11hd=35h - 5 hd +11hd =35h +6hd$
If you like, you can now factorise the final answer, and write $\displaystyle 35h+6hd=h(35+6d)$
OK?
Grandad
Hello jedimaster700In your first post, you said that the question talked about collecting 'like terms'. You obviously aren't sure what this means. $\displaystyle 35h$ and $\displaystyle 5hd$ are not like terms, so you can't simplify them in the way you're trying to do here.
You need to find out what 'like terms' means. Here's a web-site that might help: BBC - GCSE Bitesize - Re-arranging symbols
Best of luck!
Grandad