Running head: Simplifying Expressions1Week 1 Assignment: Simplifying ExpressionsMarvin PhelpsMat 221: Introduction to AlgebraProfessor Jonathan SummerAugust 18 2013
2Simplifying ExpressionsWeek 1 – Simplifying ExpressionsIn this assignment we evaluate 4 equations by simplifying the expressions using the distributive property. Each of the problems could be real world examples as we use the distributive property to simplify problems daily. It can be used in many daily activities such as at a grocery store, or a sale at the mall, or even calculating project time at work we use thisprocess without even realizing it.The first problem is listed as 2a (a-5) +4(a-5) in order to simplify the expression we must use the distributiveproperty to remove the parentheses. This is done by multiplying 2a by a – 5 and multiplying 4 by a -5 resulting in. Now Like termsarecombined by adding the coefficients(-10a+4a = -6a). The simplified answer comes to.