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A-61.

Find a simplified algebraic expression for each expression mat below. 1. The circled tiles can be removed, since they make zero pairs. What is an expression for the remaining tiles?

$2x − 1$

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1. On this mat, both $x$-tiles in the ($+$) region can be removed, since they make a zero pair. Next, flip the $−1$ unit tile in the ($−$) region to the ($+$) region, and then simplify.

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1. Unlike in parts (a) and (b), this problem has no zero pairs. However, here is an un-simplified expression to get you started.
$x^{2} + \left(−1\right) + \left(−1\right) − \left(y + 1 + 1\right)$
Can you simplify that expression?

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