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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.)
    Sorry, I've posted this elsewhere too but I'm not sure where it went xD

    2x^3 + 8x^2

    2.Divide everything by 4x: (I put everything in terms of the power of the thing you are dividing by and then times it by however many x's are necessary so it is technically still the same, basically factorising)
    (2x/4x)*x^2 + (8x/4x)*x

    3.Just tidy it up
    0.5x^2 + 2x
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