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4-117.

Shaded tile is plus 1.  Tile is negative 1.Write the expression as shown on the Expression Mats, then simplify by making zeros and combining like terms.  

  1. Expression Mat with the following tiles in rows: Row 1: 1 positive, x, & 1 negative unit. Row 2: 1 negative, x, and 2 positive units. Row 3: 1 negative, x, and 1 negative unit. Row 4: 1 positive unit, 1 negative unit.

    Remove all zero pairs from the mat.

    How many of each tile are you left with?

  1. Expression Mat with the following tiles in rows: Row 1: 1 negative, x, & 1 positive, x squared. Row 2: 1 positive, x, and 1 positive unit. Row 3: 1 positive, x, and 1 negative unit.

    See part (a).

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