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 Question 21155: The expression 5a+3b=46 for what values of a and b Click here to see answer by Alwayscheerful(414)

 Question 21912: 5/a - 7/2b what is the lcd of this expression? Click here to see answer by queenofit(120)

 Question 21920: Find b so that (x-3) is a factor of f(x)=x^3+bx^2-7x+12. Should x-3 replace the x's in the problem and then solve for b? I've been trying that, but end up with a huge mess for a answer! Hope you can help. Thanx. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 21919: Find b so that (x-3) is a factor of f(x)=x^3+bx^2-7x+12. Should x-3 replace the x's in the problem and then solve for b? I've been trying that, but end up with a huge mess for a answer! Hope you can help. Thanx. Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 21889: For the polynomial function f(x) = x^4 - x^3 - 2x^2 - 4x - 24 Find all real zeroes (x-intercepts) Divide all real zeroes out using synthetic division solve the quadratic equation using the quadratic formula (which should give two complex zeroes) give complete factorization of f(x) (I know this seems long - but I am so completely lost - this one question will explain about a half 'o dozen problems I am having with my homework) Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 21875: how do i solve 2x^2+4x i have to factor out the GCF from each polynomial but i have not a clue what i am doing Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 21995: all our teacher gave us is a worksheet and it says "Sove each equation. Check your solution." here is one of many problems: xsquared + 10x + 9 = 0. please and thank you. Click here to see answer by Alwayscheerful(414)

 Question 22058: hello, simplify, 16x^7y^2 = ____________ 2^x2 i came up with 8x^5y^2 could you please let me know if this is correct if not show me the correct format. thanks so much Click here to see answer by venugopalramana(3286)

 Question 22166: It says perform the indicated operation. How do I do this (x+2)(x^2-3x+8) Can someone help? Click here to see answer by queenofit(120)

 Question 22202: How many commitees of 4 students can be formed from a class of 15 students? Click here to see answer by azn_hannah(3)

 Question 22260: Harry and Kerry started from the same point at the same time.They traveled in opposite directions on their bicycles.Harry traveled at the rate 9 km/h,and Kerry traveled at 11 km/h. afterr how many hours were they 60 km apart? Click here to see answer by wuwei96815(245)

 Question 22285: how do you factor the polynomial: (15x^3)(y^3)+(10x^2)(y^2)+5xy ??? Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 22131: Factor the polynomial as the product of factors that are irreducible over the real numbers. Then write the polynomial in completely factored form involving complex nonreal, or imaginary numbers. x to the 4th power + 7x to the second power - 18 Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 22346: Hello, I need help in solving this question. (-6v^2-4 + 9v + v^3) / (v-4) The answer in the back of the book said v^2-2v+1. I have tried and tried and I can not get that answer. Can you please help? Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 22348: simplify . give restrictions on the varible. [3x^2 +17xy +20y^2] /[3x^2 -xy-10y^2] first of all i don't know how to give a restriction on the varible if you can could you explain how do the whole restriction part Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 22415: Can anyone help? Graph the parabola, locate vertex, axis of symmetry and intercepts. g(x) = 2x^2 - 5x - 3 I tried: [2x^2 - 5x + (5/2)^2] - 3 - (5/2)^2 (2x^2 - 5x + 25/4) - 3 - 25/4 (2x^2 - 5x + 25/4) - 37/4 or: 2x^2 - 5x - 3 = 0 divide both sides by two: x^2 - 5/2x - 3/2 = 0 x^2 - 5/2x = 3/2 x^2 - 5/2x - 25/16 = 3/2 + 25/16 x^2 - 5/2x - 25/16 = 49/16 Can anyone help out? Thanks! Sandy Click here to see answer by MORUPHOSUOLALE(24)

 Question 22413: Can anyone help with this, I am lost! Graph the parabola, locate vertex, axis of symmetry and intercepts. f(x) = 7x - 5x^2 I tried: x(7-5x) -x(5x-7) Or: -5x^2 + 7x [-5x^2 + (7/2)^2] + (7/2)^2 -(5x^2 - 7x - 49/2) + 49/2 Now I'm lost! Can anyone help? Thanks! Sandy Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 22498: How can b2 , a2 , ab, ab if taken together is (a+b)2 Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 22514: Find the polynomial function that has the given zeros: 0, -2, and –3. Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 22506: ``` 54x6y-4z2 ------------ 9x-3y2z-4``` Click here to see answer by AnlytcPhil(1276)

 Question 22513: Find the polynomial function that has the given zeros: 0, -2, and –3. Click here to see answer by ilana(307)

 Question 22524: square root of 3x-4 + 5 = 9 Click here to see answer by kendra4227(8)

 Question 22569: My homework is on factoring trinommials and i dont understand it. one problem i have is (the 2 after the b is squared like i dont know how to square it on here): b2+20b+36=0 and i dont know what to do. Click here to see answer by Earlsdon(6287)

 Question 22485: i dont know how to add or subtract the expression like this; (2x+x-2)+(-3x+4x+8) and (5-5x)+(-3+3x+x) Click here to see answer by elima(1433)

 Question 22526: If f(x) = 2x^3-x^2-8x+4 Find F(-1) Find F(a) Click here to see answer by stanbon(57290)

 Question 22658: I was wondering how to find the answer to this equation : 2c=6-3p. I am trying to get the c alone. PLEASE include the steps ! Thank-you Click here to see answer by longjonsilver(2297)

 Question 22641: Fully factor the third-order polynomial H(s) if it is known that one of the factors is (s+2). H(s)= 2s^3-7s^2-43s-42 I need help.... cyn@efainc.com Click here to see answer by Juliet(2)