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Tutor profile: Jessica T.

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Subject: Pre-Algebra

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Question:

Simplify: 3(2y+4)

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Answer:

First use the distributive property Take the 3 and distribute it to the 2y and 4 (reminder you multiply and make sure to write everything out) 3(2y+4) 6y+12 Now make sure there is nothing else that can be added, subtracted. Remember you can only combine like items. It looks as if everything is simplified. Answer: 6y+12

Subject: Basic Math

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Simplify this fraction: 2/4

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Answer:

First what number can be divided into both the 2 and the 4? 2: 2x1 4: 2x2 and 4x1 So, both 2 and 1 can go into 2 and 4, beings we know anything divided by 1 is itself let’s use 2. First do the top of the fraction 2/2=1 Now the bottom of the fraction 4/2=2 Put the top and bottom together 1/2

Subject: Algebra

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Solve the equation for y: 3(2y+4)=8y

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In order to solve for y, you must get y on one side of the equation. You will start that by simplifying. Let’s deal with the left side of the = sign first. (Always write your FULL equation down) 3(2y+4)=8y...distribute the 3 6y+12=8y Now let’s get the y’s all on one side. (Well make the y’s on the right side of the = sign) 6y+12=8y -6y -6y ——————- 12= 2y Ok, we got the y on his own side Now let’s get him all by him self....we will divide y by what ever number is right in front of it... 12 = 2y — — 2 2 ————- 6=y And there you have it! Y=6

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