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How would you simplify [tex]a(yb/3a)^3[/tex] 
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Mar2510, 08:04 PM

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Cannot figure out how to distribute this, please help :D sorry about title should be [tex]a(y\frac{b}{3a})^3[/tex]



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Mar2510, 08:16 PM

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Start by writing out the terms to be multiplied: [tex]a(y\frac{b}{3a})(y\frac{b}{3a})(y\frac{b}{3a})[/tex] and just multiply terms out After you multiply the first two sets of parens, you will get a quadratic with 3 terms, and then you multiply that by the finl 2term part in the final parens... 


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