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Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s)Thank you so much for visiting this thread. I recently started my freshman year of college with Math 1010 (intermediate algebra). So far it has been fairly easy and just a review of things, but the final two questions on one of my tests had me completely stumped, and left me in need of an explanation and answer (detailed if your time permits); #2 20130823 12:42:03
Re: Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s)Hi; Expand it out. Add 1 to both sides. Add 7t to both sides. Add 11 to both sides. Divide both sides by 18. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20130823 13:16:10
Re: Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s)
Thank you very much. In your first step, of expanding it out, could you give me your stepbystep equations, with the distributive property as well? I would really appreciate it, as I have always had issues with the distributive property. #4 20130823 17:28:40
Re: Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s)Hi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20130823 20:35:51
Re: Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s)You did use the distributive property in expanding the brackets. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #6 20130823 22:44:55
Re: Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s)Not really. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 