Math Algebra
posted by Norma on .
I am stuck on simplifying four problems, I cannot figure out which steps i need to make. Can you please help me.
6x^4  8
2a² + a²b + ab + 1
12m²p + 35nq³
a²b  a²  2b 2

What do you mean by "simplify?" Express in factor form?
6x^4  8 = 6(x^4 4/3)
= 6[x^2 + sqrt(4/3)]{x^2  sqrt(4/3)]
The last term in brackets fan be factored one more.
a²b  a²  2b 2 = a^2(b1) 2(b+1)
Those don't look any "simpler" than the original versions.