simplify the expression

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The product of 10 and 5 less a number 

May 12th, 2015

So, first we dissect the words.  Product means multiplication

The multiplication of 10 and 5 less a number.

Now we need the 5 less a number bit, this means some number minus 5.  So we get

The multiplication of 10 and x-5.  Or whichever variable you choose.


So we then can write our 1st answer: 10(x-5)

Which in words is 10 times some number minus 5.  Which we could make our initial statement.

Now the question wants you to simplify this, so we distribute the 10.

10x-50 <---This is our final answer 


Let me know if you have any questions :)


May 12th, 2015

Thank you for explaining this!!! 

May 12th, 2015

No problem, feel free to tag me for future questions.   I am also able to make a video and talk you through problems using a whiteboard.  If you wish for those, it depends on the difficulty/number of problems, but for this, I'd do it for $5.

Here is an example https://www.educreations.com/lesson/view/jennwoww/5773483/

Let me know if you have any other questions! :)

May 12th, 2015

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