# A math class is having a discussion on how to determine if the expressions 4 x minus x + 5 and 8 minus 3 x minus 3 are equivalent. The

A math class is having a discussion on how to determine if the expressions 4 x minus x + 5 and 8 minus 3 x minus 3 are equivalent. The class has suggested four different methods. Which describes the correct method?

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1. Expert says:

1) c 2143.6 cm

2) c 113.0 m

3) a 33.5 ft

4)   d 2 cm

5) c 20 mm

6) 180 in

7) d 120 ft

2. Expert says:

well we know there are 4 clubs in 52 cards so it’s replaced so it should be 3/51

step-by-step explanation:

3. Expert says:

step-by-step explanation:

we are told that the revenue is

x⋅(4080−10x)=−10x^2+4080x

this is a quadratic function, so to maximize it we should find the x-value of its vertex. recall that the x-value of the vertex of the parabola ax^2+bx+c is given by the formula −b/2a.

so in this case, we have a=−10 and b=4080, so the x-value of the vertex is

−b/2a= −(4080)/2(−10)=204

4. Expert says:

the largest number of the four options is 1.8 x 10-2

you have it in scientific notation.

1.80 x 10-6   = 0.00000180

1.80 x 10-4   = 0.000180 (bigger, or "less small", than the former one)

so

1.8 x 10-2       = 0.0180. as you see. the "less small", or the biggest one of them all.

as you have negative exponent, it means you are dividing 1.8 by 100 (i.e. moving the dot towards left, two times).

if you had positive exponent for the scientific notation, power of tenths, you would be multiplying times 100 (moving the dot towards right) as below:

1.8 x (10)2 = 180

so. if you have negative exponent in scientific notation, move the dot toward left. if it is positive, toward right as many times the exponent tells you.