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 Question 489965: Helping my grandson with Algebra. Need a simple way to decipher Distributive, Associative, Commutative. 9(3 + 4) + 9 . 3 + 9 . 4 3(44) 3 . 5 . 6 Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 489994: which property is illustrated if 5=n+4 and n+4=y then 5=y Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 490376: Factor completely. 5x^6-25x^5+40x^4 Thanks in advance! I have been trying to find how to solve this every where and really need help with this one! Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)
 Question 490376: Factor completely. 5x^6-25x^5+40x^4 Thanks in advance! I have been trying to find how to solve this every where and really need help with this one! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 490618: I do not understand the difference between Distributive and associative properties. I am trying to help my daughter with her lessons and I do not have a clue! Thanks a million. Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)

 Question 490749: If x^3 = 3x^2, then what is x? "Your first instinct might be to divide both sides by x2 and arrive at x = 3. This answer is correct, but it is not complete. The better approach is to subtract 3x2 from both sides, factor and use the Zero-Product Rule." Hi, I'm really sorry, but I am a touch learning disabled, and I don't understand what this paragraph is saying. Please someone walk me through what they are asking? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 490822: The associative property states that 2x3=3x2 True or False? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 491317: how do i remove parentheses of distributive property of -3(w-6) Click here to see answer by nerdybill(6963)

 Question 492201: I am simplyfying expressions with parentheses and i dont get this one. 8(7-5ab)-2ab Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 492399: My problen says : Find each missing number. So here is the problem 8x(30+2)= (8x___)+ (8x2)and I dont get it can you please help me???Im only in the 6th grade. Thanks Click here to see answer by stanbon(57387)

 Question 492418: 3[x+2] = 3x + 6 what property is this? I couldnt solve this one. I did every other property but i cant understand what this one is :( its my first time in Algebra. Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 493113: solve for x. 2/3 (x+9) = 1/3 (12-x) Click here to see answer by deborabr(181)

 Question 495382: what is the another way could have performed the multiplication of (2×3)×5 = 30, without changing the order of the numbers. and what is the property need to use? Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8911)

 Question 496140: hi I need help on my algebra the question is (6+3)+21=6+(3+21) Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 496896: Trying to complete hw with my child (5x2 +4x -7) + (-5x2-4x+7) the 2s are squared. Unsure what to do with the negative sign and the different signs of the x. Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 497401: Which property is illustrated in this problem? 5 x 4 = 4 x 5 Click here to see answer by richard1234(5390)

 Question 498278: i don't understand algebra do you have any examples of each way to work out the properties. i can barley do my work it's way too confusing thanks Click here to see answer by josmiceli(9697)

 Question 498479: how do i write an expression for a rectangles dimensions? Click here to see answer by Alan3354(30993)

 Question 498770: Name the property that justifies each step of solving the equation... 2m+7n+8m=(2m+8m)+7n Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28598)

 Question 498772: Name the property that justifies each step of solving the equation... 4(r+3s)-5r=4r+12s-5r =(4r-5r)+12s =(4-5)r+12s =r+12s Click here to see answer by solver91311(16897)

 Question 498971: I am trying to solve for X in the following equation: 100 = 5.24/(1+X) + 115.2124/(1+X)^2 Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 498613: (9x-54)(8x+32)=0 can be solved by using what property? Click here to see answer by Flannery(124)

 Question 499422: For math homework this weekend I have to "name the property illustrated by each statement." One of my questions is If 2m and 3k + 1 are real numbers, then (2m)(3k + 1) is a real number. Thank you for taking the time to read this! Click here to see answer by chessace(471)

 Question 499961: I am to factor this problem using the distributive law and I also have to check by multiplying. I also have to explain how I got my answer or I will not be graded. 13+13x Click here to see answer by Edwin McCravy(8911)

 Question 500633: how do you simplify 6m + 3(2m + 5) + 7 Click here to see answer by rfer(12670)