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1. I'm doing several Maths past papers, and I notice that sometimes I ask for an answer in their simplest form. I was wondering what exactly simplest form was? I'm giving an example of an answer that I was supposed to give in simplest form, and I would like to know would this count even if it is not in simplest form.

10x4 - (3/x√x)

I hope you get what I'm asking.
I'm doing several Maths past papers, and I notice that sometimes I ask for an answer in their simplest form. I was wondering what exactly simplest form was? I'm giving an example of an answer that I was supposed to give in simplest form, and I would like to know would this count even if it is not in simplest form.

10x4 - (3/x√x)

I hope you get what I'm asking.
I think that looks fine. You'd need to link us the question paper for me to be entirely sure but it should be alright.
3. (Original post by Zacken)
I think that looks fine. You'd need to link us the question paper for me to be entirely sure but it should be alright.
Here's the mark scheme. The example I gave is question 4a.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...-June-2014.pdf
Here's the mark scheme. The example I gave is question 4a.

http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...-June-2014.pdf
Yeah, that's more than fine.

By simplified expression they mean your coefficients should be numbers and not (2 * 5) and (6 * -1/2) but instead (10) and (-3), etc...
5. (Original post by Zacken)
Yeah, that's more than fine.

By simplified expression they mean your coefficients should be numbers and not (2 * 5) and (6 * -1/2) but instead (10) and (-3), etc...
O.K. Thanks!
O.K. Thanks!
No problem!

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