+0  
 
0
65
1
avatar

Find the constant coefficient when the polynomial 3(x - 4) + 2(x^2 - x + 7) - 5(x - 1) + 8(x^2 - x + 3) - 4(x - 5) is simplified.

 Jan 24, 2022
 #1
avatar+514 
+2

Let us simplify first by opening the parenthesis.

 

\(3x - 12 + 2x^2 - 2x + 14 - 5x + 5 + 8x^2 - 8x + 24 - 4x + 20\)

 

Now we combine like terms:

 

\(10x^2 - 16x + 51\)

 

Now we can see that the constant is 51.

 

 

smiley tedious work!

 Jan 24, 2022

39 Online Users

avatar