Precalculus : Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide Functions

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Example Question #1 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

Fully expand the expression: 

Possible Answers:

None of the other answers

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The first step is to rewrite the expression:

Now that it is expanded, we can FOIL (First, Outer, Inner, Last) the expression:

First :  

Outer:  

Inner: 

Last: 

 

Now we can simply add up the values to get the expanded expression:

Example Question #1269 : Pre Calculus

Evaluate 

Possible Answers:

None of the other answers

Correct answer:

Explanation:

When adding two expressions, you can only combine terms that have the same variable in them.

In this question, we get:

Now we can add each of the results to get the final answer:

Example Question #2 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

Simplify the following expression:

 .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, we can start off by factoring out constants from the numerator and denominator. 

The 9/3 simplifies to just a 3 in the numerator. Next, we factor the top numerator into , and simplify with the denominator. 

 

We now have

 

Example Question #2 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

Simplify the expression:

.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, distribute the -5 to each term in the second expression:

Next, combine all like terms

to end up with

.

Example Question #3 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

If  and , what does  equal?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We begin by factoring  and we get .

Now, When we look at  it will be .

We can take out  from the numerator and cancel out the denominator, leaving us with .

Example Question #1273 : Pre Calculus

If  and , then what is  equal to?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, we must determine what  is equal to. We do this by distributing the 3 to every term inside the parentheses,.

Next we simply subtract this from , going one term at a time:

Finally, combining our terms gives us .

Example Question #4 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

Fully expand the expression: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer not listed

Correct answer:

Explanation:

In order to fully expand the expression , let's first rewrite it as:

.

Then, using the FOIL(First, Outer, Inner, Last) Method of Multiplication, we expand the expression to:

First: 

Outer: 

Inner: 

Last:

 

, which in turn

Example Question #6 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

Simplify the following expression: 

Possible Answers:

No correct answer listed

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To simplify the above expression, we must combine all like terms:

Integers: 

 

Putting all of the above terms together, we simplify to:

Example Question #5 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

If  and , what is ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Given the information in the above problem, we know that:

Factoring the resulting fraction, we get:

Example Question #8 : Add, Subtract, Multiply, And Divide Functions

Simplify the following:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To simplify the expression, distribute the negative into the second parentheses, and then combine like terms.

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