# 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 : Determine math proportions with the Square-Cube Law

Ever watch a cheesy movie and say "That monster is so FAKE!" but not really understand why? Well monstrous monsters are governed by a little biological rule called the Square-Cube Law, a scientific term combining math, anatomy and physics into one educational tool to recognize ...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 : Write Engrossing Sales Copy with Groupon's Editorial Manual

Recently, buyout talks between Google and Groupon ended with Groupon turning down Google's \$6 million offer. But with Amazon backing LivingSocial, should they have? Your guess is as good as mine, but one thing's for sure— Groupon has a great voice, and they're sharing it with ...more

### How To : Make appetizing candied walnut and brie puff pastry pockets

If Brie is your favorite kind of cheese— soft, mild and creamy, yet firm— then you have to try this appetizer recipe! It's called Candied Walnut-Brie Pockets, and it's great for snacking, parties and more! Any cheese lover won't be able to resist these "Brie en croûte" style t ...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

### Scrabble Bingo Weekly Roundup : Creepy, Deadly Words for Halloween

Pumpkins, murderers, vampires, zombies, ghosts, witches, death… these are all the subjects of last week's Scrabble Bingo of the Days, which focused on words associated with Halloween and horror movies. Did you know there was actually a name for someone who suffocated another p ...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 : Add/subtract rational expressions w/ same denominators

This is about adding and subtracting expressions with the same denominators. Go back to simple arithmetic such as 5/6-2/6. All you do is go right across and 1.)Add or subtract the numerator (5-2). 2.) Keep the denominator. 3.) Change to lowest terms. Use the same general rules ...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

### Project Mimicry : Kinect Transforms Real Sandbox into Virtual Game

In the world of developers, a "sandbox game" is video game where players are free to "roam a virtual world and change any factor at will"; these types of games demand creativity on the player's part, with no linear/"correct" way to play. Players are typically given infinite l ...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

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### News : BioShock's Libertarian 'Rapture' of the Deep Evolves into Real-Life Seastead Cities

BioShock is one of the best games of all time. It combines FPS gameplay with RPG storytelling and supports multiple systems better than any other game, that much is for sure. And the setting of its amazing story is a place called Rapture, a high-tech libertarian colony at the ...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 : Friday Indie Game Review Roundup: 2 Amazing Japanese Demos

Game demos are unfortunately a dying breed. While broadband has made it easier than ever to distribute demos to PC and console gamers, they've become more expensive and risky to make. They seldom come out before the full game, especially for AAA games. Developers realize their ...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

### How To : Make Soap Out of Guava Leaf Extract for a Science Investigatory Project

Unless you're a high-schooler building a nuclear fusion reactor, the hardest part of a science investigatory project often is coming up with a good idea. You want it to be cool yet feasible, novel but still useful. That's why Ai-ni Bautista's science project on making liquid ...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

### How To : Create Concentric Circles, Ellipses, Cardioids & More Using Straight Lines & Circles

Using only a circle and straight lines, it's possible to create various aesthetic curves that combine both art and mathematics. The geometry behind the concentric circle, ellipse, and cardioid dates back centuries and is easily found in the world around us. From an archery tar ...more

### News : 5 Amazing Tips for Making a Killer Roller Coaster Ride in Minecraft

Minecart rides primarily serve two different functions—transportation or entertainment. We rarely see minecart-based transportation systems in Minecraft these days because most servers support warps or allow users to set multiple homes that they can simply teleport to. That le ...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

### SCRABBLE Evolution : From Boards & Brew to Pockets & Programs to Cheats & Cheating

SCRABBLE. I miss it. That idiosyncratic smell of cardboard, cheap wood and plastic that rushes out when I remove the box's cover. The instant gratification of unfolding the board into the sweet spot of the table, smoothing it out into the perfect receptacle for a heated battl ...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

### News : The Magic of Magic Leap's Hardware — Here's What We Know

It finally happened! In a world of "go big or go home," Magic Leap has finally done something other than tease us with vague promises and rendered video concepts. Although, other than actually showing us what the developer's kit will look like, it seems little more than a slig ...more

### News : Arvizio Aims for Enterprises with Collaboration Tools for HoloLens

Augmented and mixed reality developer Arvizio is working on a suite of software solutions for enterprises that will extend HoloLens capabilities as a full-fledged collaboration and conferencing tool. The company will demonstrate its Mixed Reality Studio suite to attendees at t ...more

### News : Using Visual Cues to Make More Expressive Steampunk Outfits

Nearly everyone of note in the Steampunk community has tried at one time or another to define what Steampunk is, myself included. Every time someone tries, it's met simultaneously with both backlash and support for either being too open or too closed. Half of the people seem ...more

### The Big Android Dictionary : A Glossary of Terms You Should Know

Android comprises an entire ecosystem of apps, games, functions, and features, so it would only make sense that it has its own lexicon. Words, phrases, and acronyms that didn't exist ten years ago are now used in an off-the-cuff style by developers and support technicians acro ...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

### News : Google Challenges Apple's iPhone X Series with Face Unlock & Air Gestures on Pixel 4

It's been almost two years since Apple added the TrueDepth depth-sensing camera of the iPhone X for Face ID and Animojis, but now Google is ready to upgrade the front-facing camera on its Pixel series. On Monday, Google posted a preview of some of the new features coming to t ...more

### News : Wacom Video Shows Off More of Magic Leap's Upcoming Design & Drawing Software Spacebridge

The collaboration between Magic Leap and Wacom, which was first announced during last year's L.E.A.P. conference is progressing rapidly. And now we have a little more information in the way of a visual demonstration shown off by Nobutaka Ide, Wacom's CEO. Don't Miss: Hands-O ...more

### News : Augmented Reality Mirror Patent from Amazon Can Turn Fitting Rooms into Exotic Locales

In its continued pursuit to elevate retail technology, Amazon has been awarded a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a digital mirror that lets customers virtually try on clothes with different backgrounds. According to US Patent No. 9858719 (as originally disc ...more

### Hands-On : Hands-On with the HoloLens 2, the New Best Augmented Reality Experience You Can Get

In the last couple of days there's been a lot of speculation about the powers of Microsoft's HoloLens 2, but few have had a chance to get their hands on one to see if the company's claims live up to what HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman showed off on stage. Nevertheless, amid th ...more

### How To : Fill Out Your Steampunk Workshop with These Must-Have Tools of the Trade

Say whatever you want, but Steampunk is primarily a maker culture. Consider that Steampunk has existed since the 1960s and yet more or less languished in obscurity until approximately 2005, which is when it made the leap to costuming. That costuming was what provided the leap ...more

### News : What's the Difference Between HoloLens, Meta 2 & Magic Leap?

Augmented reality is beginning to leak out into the mainstream world. This is thanks, in part, to ARKit and ARCore. These releases turned the current smartphones owned by millions of Apple and Android users into AR-capable machines. And while there are definitely some awesome ...more

### How To : Make Your Pixel 4's Notifications Auto-Expand When You Look at Your Lock Screen

When using face unlock on the Pixel 4, your lock screen notifications are bypassed by default to help you unlock your phone instantaneously. This is different than Face ID on the iPhone, which shows the lock screen until you swipe up, but only shows notifications when you've b ...more

### News : UK-Based Ultrahaptics Acquires Leap Motion for \$30 Million

The long and somewhat tumultuous journey of Leap Motion has come to an end, thanks to another startup. While most of the augmented reality industry was knee-deep in technical discussions about the future AR and new product reveals, Ultrahaptics quietly acquired Leap Motion on ...more

### News : Snapchat Ships Amazon Visual Search as Its Next Step Forward in AR Evolution

Snapchat has officially unveiled its Visual Search service for Amazon (teased a month ago), a tool the company began testing on Monday. Now, when the app recognizes a barcode or a matching object, a card for the corresponding product on Amazon will appear on the screen. That ...more

### News : AT&T Joins Forces with Magic Leap as Exclusive Launch Partner

Another massive piece of the mysterious augmented reality puzzle known as Magic Leap fell into place on Wednesday as AT&T announced that it will be the exclusive launch carrier for the device. "AT&T is excited to pair our pioneering technologies, unmatched network, content pl ...more

### News : Mobile App Like Gives Music Video Auteurs Body-Morphing AR Effects

Usually, the camera adds 10 pounds, but with a new augmented reality effect in Like's mobile app, the camera can actually make you look slimmer. Called "Shaping Magic," the body recognition effect uses artificial intelligence to modify the width of the user's body or selectiv ...more

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