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Please help simplify (5-2x)^2

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  1. (5-2x)^2
    =(5-2x)(5-2x)
    =25 -10x -10x + 4x^2
    =25 - 20x + 4x^2

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    posted by Reiny
  2. I don't see how this expression could be simplified any further since it is already in its most basic form. The only thing you could do is switch the two terms between the brackets so you get (2x-5)².

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    posted by Christiaan
  3. Thanks that's what i thought it looked more simplified before expanding out of the brackets

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