Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Skills Handbook - Evaluating and Simplifying Expressions - Exercises: 26

Answer

$y^2-2y-3$

Work Step by Step

We start with the given expression: $(y+1)(y-3)$ To simplify an algebraic expression, we must eliminate any parentheses and combine like terms. We apply the distributive property to multiply the binomials: $y^2+y-3y-3$ We combine the like terms by subtracting: $y^2-2y-3$
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