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 Post subject: help with simplifying pleasePosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:50 pm

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can someone help me with these questions

simplify by multiplying
2a x 3a
6k x 6k
2p x3p x4p

many thanks

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 Post subject: Re: help with simplifying pleasePosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:58 pm

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Location: Surrey
can someone help me with these questions

simplify by multiplying
2a x 3a
6k x 6k
2p x3p x4p

many thanks

1. 6a

2. 36k

3. 24p

Hope it helps!

LQ

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:08 pm

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Many thanks, wasn't sure if the letters were squared aswell!

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:09 pm

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1. 6aÂ²

2. 36kÂ²

3. 24pÂ³

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:13 pm

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The above post is correct - the previous one is not ..

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:14 pm

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thats really confused me now. Any other offers?

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:16 pm

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You do multiply the numbers - then the letters

a x a = a squared

I'm a maths teacher so can assure you this is right

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:16 pm

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Location: Warwickshire.
You need look no further than Guest55!!

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:46 pm

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No offence guest55, I think we both posted simultaneously. I take your word as gospel!

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:30 pm

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No offence taken ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesiz ... _2_2.shtml

This might help!

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