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    whats
    2(12xy^2-3xy)

    does 12xy^2 become 24xy^4 or does it stay as 24xy^2
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    (Original post by juniourmelon)
    whats
    2(12xy^2-3xy)

    does 12xy^2 become 24xy^4 or does it stay as 24xy^2
    I'm pretty sure it stays as ^2 so it's 24xy^2 cause you're imagining it as something like 2xy^0 x 12xy^2 which which is (2x12)xy^0+2


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    (Original post by juniourmelon)
    whats
    2(12xy^2-3xy)

    does 12xy^2 become 24xy^4 or does it stay as 24xy^2
    it stays as 24xy^2
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    It stays as 24xy^2 as you are multiplying 12xy^2 by 2 - a constant. For it to become 24xy^2 you would have to multiply 12xy^2 by 2y^2.
 
 
 
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