







1/6k=11 
20141113 

From Marty: Using the balance method, what is the answer to 1/6k=11, trying to find what k equals. Thanks Answered by Penny Nom. 





Simplify the expression 
20120212 

From Christy: Hi guys, ok so I'm having problems with solving this equation since it's been so long I've done precal.
I have to find critical points so I have to find the derivative first. This is what I've done so far
s(t)= (t6)^4 * (t+1)^2
t'= 4(t6)^3*(1)*(t+1)^2+ 2(t+1)(1)*(t6)^4
so this is where I got stuck, which is the algebra part. How can I simplify this to get the answer to figure out the critical points. Answered by Penny Nom. 





An algebraic exercise with fractions and radicals 
20081118 

From Rubén: Question from Rubén, a teacher:
I have the ecuation:
U = [yb / (ab+a^2)]^1/2 + [ya / (ab+b^2)]^1/2
I know for sure this reduces to
U = [y (1/a + 1/b)]^1/2
but I cannot find a way to get into that result!
Thanks Answered by Rubén Osuna. 





How do you simplify a fraction if one of the numbers is negative? 
20051205 

From Stephanie:
Question: How do you simplify a fraction if one of the numbers is negative?
Ex. 32/40
Answered by Penny Nom. 





ln(hx+n) 
20050107 

From Anibal: if I have the eq.
y=hx+n
and I want to know ln(y), how do I process
ln(hx+n)? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Algebraic simplification 
20040331 

From Chris: Simplifying Exponents
Question
b^5d^2/b^3d^8 Answered by Penny Nom. 





A simplification problem 
20020110 

From A Parent: FIND (A / B) . (C / D) where A = Y squared + 3 . Y cubed B = Y squared + 4 C = 2 . Y + Y squared D = Y + 4 Y squared + 3 Y cubed Answered by Penny Nom. 





Square roots 
20001029 

From Pamela: HERE GOES(I WILL USE Q AS THE SYMBOL FOR SQUARE ROOT): 8(Q2)  5(Q2) + Q2 SECOND PROBELM IS (1 + Q2)^{2} LAST ONE 3/(2Q5) Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Simplify 21+2[3z+5(3z+8)] 
20000702 

From Dennis Dyer: My daughter has a math problem that I can't help her with. The problem is 21+2[3z+5(3z+8)] I can get the answer 101 +36z but I can't show her the correct way to write it out. Would you please show the correct way to show her work... Answered by Penny Nom. 

