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 Question 114002: How Would i Factor these ? . 1- 4x^3y^5z^2 - 12x^4y^6z^4 + 16x^2y^5z^3. 2- 9xy + 15xz - 30xw. 3- 25x^2 - 36. Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 114046: factor these ? . 8x^2 -22x - 21 and 2x^2 +40x + 200 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 114050: How would i solve these using factoring ? . 1- 5x^2 = 2x - 7x^2 2- 3x^2 + 6x = 2x^2 - 9 3- 5x^2 - 11x + 2 = 0 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 114052: how would i solve these using factoring :D . 1- (x - 2)(2x - 5) = 0 2- x^2 + 6x - 27 = 0 3- x^2 + 6 = -5x Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 114698: how to factor a polynomial of the form ax2 + bx + c when a is not equal to 1. Describe both the grouping approach as well as reversing FOIL. Contrast the two methods by means of an example. Discuss which is the best approach and why. what would be a great way to explain this thanks ? :D Click here to see answer by HyperBrain(694)

 Question 112471: Which property of the real numbers is illustrated by the following statement? (6+12)+8=6+(12+8)? Click here to see answer by BurningFlame_marc(77)

 Question 114945: HOW DO i SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ? (7XA)x3=7x)2x3) Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 115652: 3x^2 + 8x + 5 how would i factor this ? Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 116330: Solve. absoulte value of I2x-5I > 5.25 over 2 The absoulte value of 2x-5 over 2 is greater than 5.25 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 116438: So there is this problem that I have for homework that says "Solve 6(x-6)+6=8(x+2)-8. I'm not sure if I should solve for x. For a problem like this, is using FOIL the best method? Click here to see answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)

 Question 116598: i cant even figure out how to start this problem i looked thru the whole chapter but for some reason i cant figure out how to solve this problem. the problem is 7+w-10=2w thankyou for your help. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 117515: Please help me with this problem. I have similar problems in my homework but it does not show how to solve this type of problem. You help is appreciated. Problem: 6y over y^2+5y+4 add to 4y over y^2-1. I tried to factor the first denominator but that just got me more confused. I don't know where to start. Click here to see answer by solver91311(17077)
 Question 117515: Please help me with this problem. I have similar problems in my homework but it does not show how to solve this type of problem. You help is appreciated. Problem: 6y over y^2+5y+4 add to 4y over y^2-1. I tried to factor the first denominator but that just got me more confused. I don't know where to start. Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)

 Question 117569: I know this is simple but I came up with a couple different answers and now I am confused. Can someone please solve this quick one for me, thank you! x/8+12=12 I came up with x=3. Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 117355: Use the distributive Property to restate each expression. find the product. 7x24 6x32 Click here to see answer by checkley71(8403)

 Question 118346: which expression below illustrates the Commutative property? A. (x+y)+2=x+(y+2) B. -3(a+b)=-3a+-3b C. qrs=rqs D. 2+0=2 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 119303: I am not sure how to do: +2x-4=x+2, then x= Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)
 Question 119303: I am not sure how to do: +2x-4=x+2, then x= Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 119917: please explain the difference between Distrributive, Associative and communitative properties. When i am doing my homework, and asked to do a question involving one of the properites, i cannot figure out which is the correct one. If there is some formula for remembering the correct solutions, please let me know. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 120600: Which property is illustrated by the following statement? 6(5x+2)=6 times 5x+6 times 2=30x+12 Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 120700: how do you solve this problem by using foil? (9x+9)(3x+3) Click here to see answer by jim_thompson5910(28715)

 Question 120738: factor: 3ax(2)-42a+15ax ...the x is to the 2nd power. thats why there is ( ) around it..Thank you for helping! Click here to see answer by edjones(7569)
 Question 120738: factor: 3ax(2)-42a+15ax ...the x is to the 2nd power. thats why there is ( ) around it..Thank you for helping! Click here to see answer by nabla(475)

 Question 120739: Factor: 24mx-4mx(2)-32m ...the x is to the 2nd power..thats why there is ( ) around it...thank you for your help! Click here to see answer by rapaljer(4667)

 Question 104726: two grocers open a case of peaches. One grocer sees the case of containing 4 rows of 6 cans for a total of 24 cans, the other grocer sees the case the case as 6 rows of 4 cans for the total of 24 . Which eaquation illistrates the property at work? a. a+b=b+a b.ab=ba c.a(b+c)=ab+ac d(ab)c=a(bc) Its a work sheet! Click here to see answer by awang1996(50)

 Question 121665: I have been working on this question for the last 5 days and am so confused on what exactly is being asked..Could someone help? The question is Identify the property illustrated, including the operation.. Thanks so much Click here to see answer by jainenderkapoor(61)

 Question 121951: I'm actually not sure if this question falls in this category but it looks like it does. I help my daughter with her Math homework every night but for some reason, this question really has me stumped. Please help! -3(x+4)=3(3-x) what does x equal??? I've tried -3x-12=9-3x then i added 12 to each side: -3x=21-3x i then tried to add 3x to each side but that didn't seem to work. the best answer i could come up with was x-x=7 and that just doesn't make sense. thanks!! Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)
 Question 121951: I'm actually not sure if this question falls in this category but it looks like it does. I help my daughter with her Math homework every night but for some reason, this question really has me stumped. Please help! -3(x+4)=3(3-x) what does x equal??? I've tried -3x-12=9-3x then i added 12 to each side: -3x=21-3x i then tried to add 3x to each side but that didn't seem to work. the best answer i could come up with was x-x=7 and that just doesn't make sense. thanks!! Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6294)

 Question 113292: I was wondering if you could help me factor this problem: x^18-y^18. I do realize that this is a difference of two squares as well as a difference of two cubes, but somewhere along the lines I have confused myself. This question isn't from a book, but off the top of the teachers head. Please help. Click here to see answer by stanbon(57967)

 Question 122117: solve: 3(x - 5) + 2x = 15 Click here to see answer by tutor_paul(490)

 Question 122116: solve: 3(x - 5) + 2x = 15 Click here to see answer by Fombitz(13828)

 Question 122259: solve the equation 2x-3y = and 6 for y Click here to see answer by MathLover1(6812)