In your exam, you might get a question that requires you to multiply out brackets.
Remember that a term outside the bracket is multiplying everything inside the bracket.
You also need to remember some basic algebra shorthand:
2a means 2 times a.
ab means a times b.
a2 means a times a.
Have a look at this example:
Here's a typical exam question.
Multiply out 2(9y + 5)
Every term in the brackets gets multiplied by 2.
2(9y + 5)= 18y + 10
Have a go at the following questions.
Now have a go yourself. Practise multiplying out brackets.
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