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    Simplify: 2x^2(x+4) divided by 4x

    Can someone explain how they got to the answer? (I'm just starting and wasn't taught this.)
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    (Original post by TheNerdxP)
    Simplify: 2x^2(x+4) divided by 4x

    Can someone explain how they got to the answer? (I'm just starting and wasn't taught this.)

    dont quote me on this

    2x^2*x=2x^3
    2x^2*4=8x^2

    (2x^3+8x^2)/4x = 1/2x^2+2x^2

    i got a b in maths at as level but I'm a failure @ c1

    i think
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    (Original post by TheNerdxP)
    Simplify: 2x^2(x+4) divided by 4x

    Can someone explain how they got to the answer? (I'm just starting and wasn't taught this.)
    2x^2(x+4) = 2*x*x*(x+4)

    divide it by 4x

    (2*x*x*(x+4))/(4x) cancel a 2 and an x from the top and bottom
    =x*(x+4)/2 = (1/2)x(x+4)
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    (Original post by TheNerdxP)
    Simplify: 2x^2(x+4) divided by 4x

    Can someone explain how they got to the answer? (I'm just starting and wasn't taught this.)
    Well, what's the answer????

    Just expand and divide each term by 4x.
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    (Original post by RDKGames)
    Well, what's the answer????

    Just expand and divide each term by 4x.
    Expand? Why? It's simpler factorised.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Expand? Why? It's simpler factorised.
    Well I don't know what form the answer is in. I assume they want it expanded.
 
 
 
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