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#1 Help Me ! » Basic algebra question.... » 2006-02-08 02:54:20

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I'm trying to help my brother solve a question his teacher has given him, although I think it's worded incorrectly, and have been staring at it for quite some time. Does anyone here know what the teacher might be looking for? I really don't understand what he means when he says:

List the terms of the following expression.
10p2 – 2p – 1

List the terms??    Do you think he is asking to solve the problem? I know you can simplify the problem, but you can't solve it, because p is unknown..

What do you all think?


#2 Re: Help Me ! » Reciprocal help! » 2005-12-07 08:02:20

Thank you!

I switched it and got -0/1, but that didn't make sense. I forgot the rule that -1 is always -1.

#3 Help Me ! » Reciprocal help! » 2005-12-07 07:39:58

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I understand that to find the reciprocal of something you switch the numerator with the denominator, but how would you solve a more complex problem like this?

Find the reciprocal of:   (-1/2)(6/3)


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