# Math117 algebra 1B

March 14, 2016

Read the following instructions in order to complete this discussion, and review the.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/909d067d-8da4-49a7-ab84-7b254a5689c9/MAT221.W1.DiscussionExample.pdf”>example of how to complete the math required for this assignment:

Write your birth date or the birth date of someone in your family as mm/dd/yy. (Example: March 13, 1981 is written 3/13/81, and November 7, 1967 is written 11/7/67).
Now let a = the one- or two-digit month number,
b = thenegativeof the one- or two-digit day number, and
c = the two-digit year number.
(Our example: a = 3, b = -13, and c = 81ora = 11, b = -7, and c = 66)
Use the following algebraic expressions for parts 3-5 of the discussion:

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Evaluate the three given expressions using the a, b, and c from your birth date. Make sure that b isnegativewhen you plug in the values.
After you have your math worked out on scratch paper, go back and verbally describe the steps you took to evaluate the expressions. Make sure to use each of the vocabulary words at least once in your writing.
Did you notice anything interesting about the results of

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? Was this coincidence or do you think there is a reason for this?
Incorporate the following five math vocabulary words into your discussion. Useboldfont to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):
Exponent
Integer
Variable
Lowest terms
Divisor

Your initial post should be 150-250 words in length. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Do you agree with how your classmates used the vocabulary? Did the student handle the negatRead the following instructions in order to complete this assignment, and review the.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/1c4a7cbc-859b-4f4d-8798-0e285261a492/MAT221.W1.AssignmentExample.pdf”>example of how to complete the math required for this assignment:

Week 1 – Assignment

Simplifying Expressions

Read the following instructions in order to complete this assignment, and review the .next.ecollege.com/pub/content/1c4a7cbc-859b-4f4d-8798-0e285261a492/MAT221.W1.AssignmentExample.pdf”>example of how to complete the math required for this assignment:

Use the properties of real numbers to simplify the following expressions:
2a(a – 5) + 4(a – 5)
2w – 3 + 3(w – 4) – 5(w – 6)
0.05(0.3m + 35n) – 0.8(-0.09n – 22m)
Write a two to three page paper that is formatted in APA style and according to the.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/1c2b6abb-9bc5-4685-9a0f-eb795e810198/MAT221.Writing_Guide.pdf”>Math Writing Guide. Format your math work as shown in the Instructor Guidance and be concise in your reasoning. In the body of your essay, please make sure to include:
Your solution to the above problem, making sure to include all mathematical work.
Plan the logic necessary to complete the problem before you begin writing. For examples of the math required for this assignment, please reviewElementary and Intermediate Algebraand the.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/1c4a7cbc-859b-4f4d-8798-0e285261a492/MAT221.W1.AssignmentExample.pdf”>example of how to complete the math required for this assignment.
Show every step of the process of simplifying and identify which property of real numbers was used in each step of your work. Please include your math work on the left; the properties used on the right.
A discussion of why the properties of real numbers are important to know when working with algebra. In what ways are they useful for simplifying algebraic expressions?
The incorporation of the following five math vocabulary words into the text of your paper. Useboldfont to emphasize the words in your writing (Do not write definitions for the words; use them appropriately in sentences describing your math work.):
Simplify
Like terms
Coefficient
Distribution
Removing parentheses

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