## converting equation to quadratic equation form

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onmyown
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### converting equation to quadratic equation form

Hi,
5(x/7-9)^2=7y+3

How would I go about simplifying the left side, I don't really know how to deal with x/7-9. How do I subtract x/7 and 9. I forgot how to do this :(
Just quickly tell me how to go about doing this. Especially how to solve the left side, thats what I'm really stuck on and am having a difficult time finding info last minute to remind me how to do this.
I can't quite seem to think straight right now, and I need to do this asap

I'd greatly appreciate it

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### Re: converting equation to quadratic equation form

Hi,
5(x/7-9)^2=7y+3

How would I go about simplifying the left side, I don't really know how to deal with x/7-9. How do I subtract x/7 and 9. I forgot how to do this :(
Just quickly tell me how to go about doing this. Especially how to solve the left side, thats what I'm really stuck on and am having a difficult time finding info last minute to remind me how to do this.
I can't quite seem to think straight right now, and I need to do this asap

I'd greatly appreciate it

$5\left(\frac{x}{7}-9\right)^2=7y+3$

?

onmyown
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### Re: converting equation to quadratic equation form

Hi,
5(x/7-9)^2=7y+3

How would I go about simplifying the left side, I don't really know how to deal with x/7-9. How do I subtract x/7 and 9. I forgot how to do this :(
Just quickly tell me how to go about doing this. Especially how to solve the left side, thats what I'm really stuck on and am having a difficult time finding info last minute to remind me how to do this.
I can't quite seem to think straight right now, and I need to do this asap

I'd greatly appreciate it

$5\left(\frac{x}{7}-9\right)^2=7y+3$

?
yes that's it

stapel_eliz
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$5\left(\frac{x}{7}-9\right)^2=7y+3$
Multiply out the left-hand side. Subtract the 3 over to the left-hand side, and divide through by 7. Simplify to get "y=" the quadratic form.

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$5\left(\frac{x}{7}-9\right)^2=7y+3$
Multiply out the left-hand side. Subtract the 3 over to the left-hand side, and divide through by 7. Simplify to get "y=" the quadratic form.
I understand that part.

I kind of just forgot how to do deal with the left-hand side. Specifically how to multiply it. How do I subtract x/7 and 9, and/or multiply x/7 with 5, and square x/7.

stapel_eliz
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I kind of just forgot how to do deal with the left-hand side. Specifically how to multiply it.
To review how to multiply out the square, try this lesson.

onmyown
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I kind of just forgot how to do deal with the left-hand side. Specifically how to multiply it.
To review how to multiply out the square, try this lesson.
Yes, thank you very much.
I ended up getting this:

y=5x^2/343 - 90x/49 + 402/7

Can I simplify this even more? I know I can divide 402 by 7. But is it possible to simplify the x terms even more, and eliminate all the fractions.

If it is possible to simplify the x terms more, can you please explain to me how? For example, how do I divide 5x^2/343

that is all I am curious about it.

stapel_eliz
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I haven't checked your math, but since 343 is not a multiple of 5, clearly this fraction cannot be reduced.

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I haven't checked your math, but since 343 is not a multiple of 5, clearly this fraction cannot be reduced.
makes sense

Thanks for bearing with my questions