MAT221-Ast. WK1 - 1 Simplifying Expressions MAT221 Katherine Ganzer 2 SIMPLIFYING EXRESSIONS Sometimes real world applications do not always apply This

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1 Simplifying Expressions MAT221 Katherine Ganzer 5/25/2014
2 SIMPLIFYING EXRESSIONS Sometimes “real world” applications do not always apply. This week’s assignment characterizes three different equations. All of which use the distributive property to solve the equation. Using the distributive property removes the parenthesis from the equation. By combining like terms, after removing the parenthesis, we can retrieve the simplified answer. By using following each step and showing my work, you then would understand how to simplify expressions by using the distributive property . 2a(a-5)+4(a-5) Distributive property removes the parenthesis 2a 2 -10a+4a-20 Combine like terms 2a 2 -6a-20 Simplified due to no more like terms In this equation the coefficient is the 2 at the beginning of the equation. First you start with the coefficient and multiply 2a by both the (a-5), than you multiply the 4 by the same (a-5). By doing this first of distributive property sets you up for the next part, combining like terms.

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