Algebra

Multiply
(a+1/2)(a+1/4)

1.25a? or 1 1/4a ?

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  1. neither,

    (a+1/2)(a+1/4)
    = a^2 + (1/4)a + (1/2)a + 1/8
    = a^2 + (3/4)a + 1/8

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    posted by Reiny
  2. To simplify = (a^2)7/8?

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  3. No, you cannot add "unlike" terms.
    (is 4 apples plus 3 oranges equal to 7 appleoranges?)

    My last line is the final answer.

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    posted by Reiny
  4. Thank you. I hope you are compensated well to put up with English majoring who don't enjoy math :)

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  5. LOL

    All tutors here are volunteers whose only compensation is their love of learning and the high value placed on education.

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