What is the simplified expression?
By a simplified expression, we mean that we bring the given expression in a standard form of a polynomial.
Answer: The simplified expressions are useful in finding the zeros of a given polynomial. Also it becomes easier to perform any operations on simplifying the algebraic expressions.
Let us know more about simplifying the given expressions.
We can simplify polynomial expressions in the following ways.
- By combining the like terms
- By FOIL technique. The FOIL (First, Outer, Inner, Last) technique is used for the arithmetic operation of multiplication.
For example the simplified expression for
- 5x5 + 7x3 + 8x + 9x3 − 4x4 − 10x − 3x5 is obtianed by combining like terms 2x5 − 4x4 + 16x3 − 2x.
- (x − 4)(x + 3) = x(x + 3) − 4(x + 3) = x2 − x − 12.
We can simplify the arithmetic expressions by BODMAS.