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## #26 2012-10-02 02:05:53

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

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## #27 2012-10-02 02:14:22

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Yep! Anything over 1 is just itself.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #28 2012-10-02 02:41:38

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Awesome, thank you!

I have 5 more problems similar to this. Can I post them here and we can work through them?

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## #29 2012-10-02 02:42:20

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Please post them one at a time and yes we can. Start right now!

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #30 2012-10-02 02:58:46

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Okay, awesome. I got 7 wrong in my current lesson, so 5 more to go!

This one was number 13 in my lesson.

13.

Do I use the same method as the last one?

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## #31 2012-10-02 03:06:05

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Hi;

Do you know how to use codecogs to post math? If not, I will show you.

You always use the same methods in math. Very rarely is something clever required for school problems. You try first.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #32 2012-10-02 03:21:57

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

I don't know how to use codecogs..

I'm just here to get some help with an online math course I'm taking.

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## #33 2012-10-02 03:33:52

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Mathematics is a language like English. Like English it has rules. When writing in any language it is important that we are neat so that people can read what we write. I cannot read that at all. If no one can read your work they will just mark it wrong and move on to the next paper. Believe me I know.

We have a long way to go. Go here and look around, tell me when you are there.

http://latex.codecogs.com/editor.php

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #34 2012-10-02 03:44:02

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Haha, I didn't think you would be able to read that!
Is this better?
And I'm there.

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## #35 2012-10-02 03:48:50

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Okay, that is a little better but we will do even better than that.

Codecogs is menu driven. That means everything has a pull down menu. To write a fraction look at the bottom line second from the left. You will see:

click that and on its tiny screen you will see \frac{ }{ }. Got that?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #36 2012-10-02 03:56:57

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

I'm just here to get some help with an online math course I'm taking.

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## #37 2012-10-02 04:06:17

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

What is this?

Is that x^2 times by 1?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #38 2012-10-02 04:20:30

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Should it be? Should there be a dot between them?

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## #39 2012-10-02 04:24:07

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Hi;

I will be able to answer that as soon as we clean up the original question.

You should be able to do much better writing this now. Please do that.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #40 2012-10-02 04:41:46

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

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## #41 2012-10-02 04:53:31

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Hi;

That is getting better. What is that 3 supposed to be?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #42 2012-10-02 05:33:53

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Opps I meant "- 3"

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## #43 2012-10-02 08:11:14

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Hi;

Okay, now just do what you did in the last problem.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #44 2012-10-03 03:39:21

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

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## #45 2012-10-03 03:49:01

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Hi;

That is very good but still not simplified enough. Use the rule about when a number is multiplied or divided by 1.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #46 2012-10-04 03:32:52

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

?

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## #47 2012-10-04 05:50:44

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

Hi;

That is not correct.

x^2 * 1 is equal to what?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #48 2012-10-05 02:54:05

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

It's just x^2 I think.

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## #49 2012-10-05 05:33:18

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

That is correct. Anything times by one remains the same.

So replace the x^2 * 1 by x^2. Do that now.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #50 2012-10-08 02:54:01

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### Re: A Multiplying and Dividing Polynomials Problem

I'm just here to get some help with an online math course I'm taking.

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