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?
terms of algebraic expression:
here we have three terms:
Maybe You mean 10p^2 - 2p - 1 = 0 or some constant ..?
Last edited by Chemist (2006-02-08 03:01:09)
"Fundamentally one will never be able to renounce abstraction."
btw, you can solve it for p. it is a quadratic equation in terms of p
It's not as hard as you think it is. Just list the terms:
At least that's how I read it.
"In the real world, this would be a problem. But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist. So we'll go ahead and do that now..."