Expanding Brackets
Objective: Be able to
expand a bracket
over a single term
A typical Question
• Expand the following
2(x + 4)
x + 4
2 2x 8+
x + 4
2 2x + 8
So we have
2(x + 4) = 2x + 8
Here’s another
• Expand the following
4(2a - 3)
2a - 3
4 8a 12-
2a - 3
4 8a - 12
So we have
4(2a - 3) = 8a - 12
Expanding over a single term
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Expanding over a single term

  1. 1. Expanding Brackets Objective: Be able to expand a bracket over a single term
  2. 2. A typical Question • Expand the following 2(x + 4) x + 4 2 2x 8+
  3. 3. x + 4 2 2x + 8 So we have 2(x + 4) = 2x + 8
  4. 4. Here’s another • Expand the following 4(2a - 3) 2a - 3 4 8a 12-
  5. 5. 2a - 3 4 8a - 12 So we have 4(2a - 3) = 8a - 12

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