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2-122.
  1. For each of the following expressions, find at least three equivalent expressions. Which do you consider to be the simplest? Homework Help ✎

    1. (2x − 3)2 + 5

Rewrite showing (2x − 3)2 as a product.

(2x − 3)(2x − 3) + 5

Multiply using a generic rectangle.

Simplify the expression.

(4x2 + (−6x) + (−6x) + 9) + 5
(4x2 + (−12x) + 9) + 5

Simplest Expression: 4x2 − 12x + 14

Start by writing the expression in the long form.

Regroup using the Associative and Commutative properties of multiplication.