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A friend wrote the expression 5(x+2) as 5x+2.

Write a few sentences to them explaining the error. Then rewrite i...

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A friend wrote the expression 5(x+2) as 5x+2.

Write a few sentences to them explaining the error.
Then rewrite it correctly.

Answer

When multiplying with a polynomial, you distribute the outside number with both terms.
So 5 would seperately multiple into x and 2 5(x+2) 5x + (5 x 2) 5x+10 is the correct answer

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Upload Date: 5/31/2017

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