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Brackets

Tracking B

Learning Objective:
- to expand and simplify brackets
(grade D – C)
Key words: brackets, expand, simplify, multiply, grid

Challenge: can you simplify the following expressions?


a)2a + b + a + b
b)3a – b + 4a + 2b
c)14a – 4b + 4a + 4b
d)6a + 6b + 6a + 6b
e)2 (a + 1)
What does 2 (a + 1) mean?
It means 2 lots of (a + 1)

Ie. (a + 1) + (a + 1) = a + 1 + a + 1
What do the following mean?
3 ( a + 2)

2 ( 2a + 1)

4 ( 2a – 1)

3 ( 1 – 2a )
But there is a quick way!
Method 1 Method 2
Try these
2 ( 2a + 3) 2 ( 2a – 3)
Try it for yourself...
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Exercise 7.6
You MUST complete question 1 and 2
You SHOULD complete question 3
You MAY complete question 4

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Expanding Quiz
How many can you get right?
Question 1
 12 x 10
Question 2
 2 (x + 1)
Question 3
 3 ( 2x + 5)
Question 4
 4 ( 2x + 1)
Question 5
 3 ( 2x – 1)
Question 6
 4 ( 3 – x)
Question 7
 12 ( 4 + 2x)
Question 8
 3 ( 12 – 2x)
Answers
1) 120
2) 2x + 2
3) 6x + 15
4) 8x + 4
5) 6x – 3
6) 12 – 4x
7) 48 + 24x
8) 36 – 6x