Help Simplifying an Equation  TOPIC_SOLVED

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Help Simplifying an Equation

Postby maroonblazer on Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:57 pm

Hi,
I'm trying to figure out how they simplified this:


to this:


I get how the two s get to but I can't figure out how they're getting the two s two just one.

Help?

Thanks in advance,
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Postby stapel_eliz on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:20 pm

maroonblazer wrote:I'm trying to figure out how they simplified this:


to this:

What did you get when you multiplied out the second bit? You got to here:

. . . . .

. . . . .

...and then what? :wink:
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Re: Help Simplifying an Equation  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby maroonblazer on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:43 pm

Ahhh...



Thank you!
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