Mathematical Statement: 4 ( x + 3 ) and 4x + 3
Question: Is there any difference in the two expressions?
If you're one of those people who can't really understand this ( like the dude who did the x question) although I am one hundred and one percent there aren't any in our class, I am still going to simplify the mathematical statement to 'Idiot - Proof'.
Let us all imagine *imagine* that x basically means a certain numerical value, a numerical value such as the number 5.
PART 1: 4 ( x + 3 )
Basically, 4 ( x + 3 ) means...
4 multiplied by 3 + x.
Simplified: Let's count x + 3 first. We already 'know' that x equals to 5. So 3 + 5 equals 8. So let's now multiply by 4.
PART 2: 4x + 3
So, 4x + 3 means...
4 multiplied by x THEN adding 3 to the answer.
Idiot - Proof: We already know x is 5. So 4 multiplied by 5 equals to 20. Adding 3 to 20 equals to...
Look. There's a big difference in the answers. One is 32 while the other is 23. So yeah, there you have it!
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