Combining Like Terms

How To : Combine like terms

In order to combine like terms, you need to look at the variables. Terms can only be combined if the variables are all identical. The first thing that you would have to do is look for matching variables. In the example, x + 2x5 + y2 - 9x - 2x5 + 5y2, you should try to see whic ...more

How To : Add and subtract polynomials in algebra

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next ...more

How To : Solve an algebraic equation

Math can be tricky, especially when you're trying to decipher algebra. It's a love-hate thing; if you don't love math, then you hate it, and there's no in-between. But it doesn't have to be a pain to solve a few problems. It's actually quite simple once you figure it out. An a ...more

How To : Make absinthe caviar with Dave Herlong

Absinthe and caviar have extremely strong, distinctive flavors that many folks can't handle easily on their own, but adrenaline rush connoisseurs will get a kick out of the recipe presented in this video. Combining absinthe with caviar, you'll make a distinctive tasting caviar ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Divide similar radicals

While dividing the radicals, the numerator and the denominator must be combined into a single term, for example if we want to divide square root of 3 by square root of seven we need to combine the numerator and denominator into a single factor that is square root of 3/7, then ...more

How To : Simplify & solve multi-step equations in algebra

Looking for a primer on how to combine like terms and/or use the distributive property to solve algebraic equations? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have b ...more

How To : Deal with brackets in polynomials

This how-to video shows viewers how to solve math problems with brackets in polynomials. The person in the video teaches people how to solve the problem with a positive sign before the brackets. This segment does not show how to solve the trickier problem where there is a nega ...more

How To : Find the interior & exterior angles of a triangle

In this tutorial, we learn how to find the interior and exterior angles of a triangle. I triangle has three angles and their measurement when added together will equal 180. For example, if one angle is 80 and another is 30, then start off saying the equation equals 180. Write ...more

How To : Make thermite with aluminum and ferric oxide

The term "Thermite" refers to the mixture of aluminum and ferric oxide used in this experiment. It is sold commercially and is used for such applications as railroad welding and incendiary bombs. Rust and aluminum are combined and ignited with a magnesium ribbon. Molten iron ...more

News : Tarragon Aoli

Aoli is a term for a flavored mayonnaise. Typically all Aolis will start with garlic and lemon and your imagination is the limit for the flavoring from there. Making an Aoli is a simple and tasty way to spruce up a sandwich or canapés. I have also used a spicy Aoli with Quesad ...more

How To : Deal with brackets in polynomial fractions

When dealing with brackets in polynomial problems the first thing you need to notice is if there is a negative sign before the bracket. If there is not then all you need to do is get rid of the bracket and combine similar terms. If there is a negative sign then you need to mul ...more

News : Enter the Weird World of Hojamaka Games

Without Japan, video games would not be very fun. Atari's early work was important, but Japanese developers, publishers, and hardware makers were responsible for almost every major advance in video games for the first 25 years of their mainstream existence. In recent years, it ...more

How to Act Like a Food Snob : Molecular Gastronomy Edition

I first heard the term molecular gastronomy while watching an episode of Bravo's Top Chef a few seasons back. Intrigued by the concept, I sought to find out more about this modern, deconstructed type of cookery. If you happen to be around foodies and the topic of molecular gas ...more

How To : Isolate a variable

If you're struggling a bit with algebra, check out this video to learn how to isolate a variable. Isolating a variable is a matter of separating and simplifying. Step 1: Bring like terms together Bring like terms together. All equations have two sides. You want to perform t ...more

How To : Teach your dog to roll over

Rolling over is a simple trick that any dog can master, and it will help you build confidence in your dog. Learn how to teach your dog to roll over with this how to video. You Will Need * A dog * Patience * And dog treats Step 1: Sitting and lying down In the backyard or par ...more

News : Finally! A Practical Use for Arcade Game Skills

Most kids who play video games will never become professional gamers. Those that do are part of a very select group— it's like being a professional actor or athlete. It's nice work if you can get it. For everyone else, the sad realization usually arrives sooner or later that t ...more

News : PopCap Bought by EA, Earns $750 Million Bonus Points

Electronic Arts is the biggest game publisher in the world, and have been for years. And yet, their only successful internally developed games nowadays are the EA Sports mega-franchises like Madden. Most of their success has stemmed from their ability to buy other companies on ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : CREMAINS

CREMAINS n/pl the ashes of a cremated body 62 points (12 points without the bingo) Perhaps one of the creepiest portmanteau words out there, CREMAINS combines CREMATED and REMAINS to clearly describe the leftover ashes from a dead body that was burned. When you're grieving, ...more

News : Indie Game Developers Lose Blitz 1UP, Gain IndieCity

It's a hell of a lot easier to make money selling an indie game now than it was four years ago. But it's still a rough game. Blitz Game Studios is a large UK developer producing everything from casual iOS games to Dead to Rights: Retribution. In 2008, they started a division ...more

News : Long-Term Strategies

Long-Term Strategies for FrontierVilleWhen you first start to play FrontierVille, after you’ve cleared a bunch of trees and brush and started to build a schoolhouse or a barn and you’ve added a few neighbors, you look up at the people around Level 90 or Level 100, and wonder h ...more

Books : Digital vs. Analog

Since the invention of the printing press, books have been a dominant and iconic paradigm in our culture and throughout the world. During my years in elementary and high school, the digital world was on the rise sparking the conversation: Are Books Obsolete. Over the last year ...more

News : Accounting and Finance Degree

Accounting and Finance Degree Are really a person one of all those folks who dread going to university? It's ok in case you are. In any case, I take into account it's important to keep throughout mind just how a lot University lifetime has developed over time just within the ...more

How To : Make the Most of Crafting in Skyrim

There's a lot that you can do in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Sure, you can do the predictable thing and be a gay cat-man that shouts at dragons to death. But you can also take on even the most mundane of tasks. Want to make pies for twenty hours? There's an oven right over th ...more

News : An Illuminated Glossary of Video Game Genres

Like the press covering film and many other specialized fields, video game journalists use all sorts of jargon to convey to their knowledgable readers as much information about a game as quickly as possible. For non or newbie gamers, this can be extremely confusing. Those of ...more

Red Dead Review part 1 : Sandbox Gameplay

Red Dead Redemption is hard to pin down in game play and story. The game offers this massive multi-layered world in which the player can roam freely, offering plenty of challenges, beautiful graphics and atmosphere for the player to experience. Yet after some point the whole w ...more

Altered Zones Label Profile : Night People

Label Profile: Night-People [Night-People founder Shawn Reed, playing live in Montreal as Wet Hair] By Jenn Pelly MP3: Ela Orleans: "I Know" MP3: Cellophane Spill: "Zaj Mak Ta" If you really want to get inside the mind of Night-People founder Shawn Reed, start with his we ...more

Top 10 : Best Ethical Destinations for 2011

By Ethical Traveler As the world becomes ever more interconnected, being an ethical traveler becomes both easier and more urgent. Travelers today have access to far more information than we did even 10 years ago. We can observe–almost in real time–the impact that smart or sel ...more

News : The Ultimate SCRABBLE Word List Resource

To some, SCRABBLE is just a board game to play during family game night or during a casual get-together. Others think of SCRABBLE as a mere hobby. But with any activity, there will always be fanatics—the ones who would rather sell their soul than stop—the ones with a constant ...more

How To : Protect your roses from black spot

Roses, the world’s favorite flowers, are great garden performers that, if well cared for, will live for many years and produce thousands of exquisite blooms. Here are a few helpful hints on growing roses in your own yard or garden: Grow roses in a sunny spot with plenty of a ...more

News : Horsesurfing (Swear, No Photoshop Used!)

The Brits have contributed a new sport to the world, coined Horsesurfing. Yes, it is just what it sounds like: the combined skill of horseback riding and surfing. According to the Daily Mail, "Horsesurfing is the brainchild of stuntman Daniel Fowler-Prime (Extreme Horse Ridi ...more

How To : Overcome Anxiety with Supplements

There has been a huge shift over recent years to alternative medicine as people get disillusioned with conventional medicine to overcome anxiety. Natural and herbal supplements are becoming popular as people re-engage with nature. The list of potential side effects from drugs ...more

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