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Expand and simplify. a) 5(3x-1)+4(x^2-3x+3)(x+6)  

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peuco7 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) Honors

Posted February 4, 2012 at 5:22 AM via web

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Expand and simplify.

a) 5(3x-1)+4(x^2-3x+3)(x+6)

 

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embizze | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 4, 2012 at 6:12 AM (Answer #1)

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Expand and simplify `5(3x-1)+4(x^2-3x+3)(x+6)` :

First we get rid of grouping symbols by using the distributive property:

`5(3x-1)+4(x^2-3x+3)(x+6)`

`=> 15x-5+4[x^3+6x^2-3x^2-18x+3x+18]` Collect like terms:

`=>15x-5+4[x^3+3x^2-15x+18]`

`=>15x-5+4x^3+12x^2-60x+72` Collect like terms:

`=>4x^3+12x^2-45x+67`

Thus the required answer is `4x^3+12x^2-45x+67`

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