Thu 12 Feb, 2009 09:01 am
That's not an "equation". It's an "expression" or an arbitrary "identity" when you done the tidying up.
Here you go:
and reduced down (divided by 2) to lowest term:
No you can't reduce it because its not an equation. You can only factorise
e.g 2(a+2bc-4b-9c) or 2(a + 2b(c-2) -9c)
yeah, why would you 'reduce down and divide by two'. It's a basic problem, combine like terms, simplify.