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For solving this problem, we first need to simplify the quantities inside the parentheses. That is:
=6x²(7x-2) [where we combined the like terms 3x+4x = 7x, and -4 + 2 =-2
Now we use the distributive property. The distributive property says that when you are multiplying an expression of the form a*(b + c), that you "distribute" the outside term a into both terms inside parentheses, that is a*b + a*c. In this case, the expression becomes:
=6x² * 7x + 6x² *(-2) = 42x^3-12x²
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Aug 31st, 2015
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