explain and simplify this : 4(m+2)-3(2-3m)

explain and simplify this : 4(m+2)-3(2-3m)

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4m +4 - 6 + 9m
chloe
29 March 2011
= 13m -2
chloe
29 March 2011
First of all the brackets need to be expanded. We can do this by multiplying the first bracket by 4, and the second brackets by -3 like so: Simplifying each bracket becomes: Now we need to deal with the negative sign on the second braket (we could have taken care of this in the first step, but for clarity I have broken it up a bit more). So the sum could also be written like this: Remember; when a negative is multiplied with another negative it becomes positives, when a negative is multiplied with a positive it becomes negative. So we get: Now we just need to sum up the numbers and the m's to give: Now we can simplify it to give the answer: Hope that helps!
theo.cushion
30 March 2011
Sorry, the first part should read "We can do this by multiplying the first bracket by 4, and the second brackets by 3 like so"
theo.cushion
30 March 2011
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