Precalculus (6th Edition)

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Chapter R - Review of Basic Concepts - R.3 Polynomials - R.3 Exercises: 10

Answer

The given statement is false. A corrected statement is: $x^2+x^2=2x^2$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The distributive property states that for any real numbers, a, b, and c: $ab + ac=a(b+c)$ Use the distributive property to obtain: $x^2+x^2 \\=x^2(1+1) \\=x^2+2 \\=2x^2$ Thus, the given statement is false. A corrected statement is: $x^2+x^2=2x^2$
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