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    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.
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    (Original post by fablereader)
    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.
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    (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
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    (Original post by fablereader)
    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...
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    (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!
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    O.K. Thanks!
    No problem!
 
 
 
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