# Tutor.com Real Numbers Session

##### Sep. 10, 2012

Session Transcript - Math - Algebra II, 8/30/2012 6:13PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 8/30/2012 6:13PM
Length: 9.6 minute(s)
Subject: Math - Algebra II

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Guest (Customer)
[00:00:00] (3/5c^2f)(4/3cd)2

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:00:32] Hello. I see the problem above. Could you tell me what we are attempting to do?

Guest (Customer)
[00:01:30] im writing it out

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:01:36] That's fine.

Guest (Customer)
[00:02:41] its Monomials i think

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:03:01] Alright, so are just supposed to multiply the two quantities together?

Guest (Customer)
[00:03:14] yes

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:03:20] Great.
[00:03:31] Have you started the problem already?

Guest (Customer)
[00:03:34] and im just tricked out by it : ? like with the fraction looking ones

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:03:56] Alright.
[00:05:20] So the easiest way to probably do the problem is to multiply the second value by each of the first values individually. What I mean is multiply (4/3 * c* d^2) by (3/5) then go to the next term and the next term.
[00:05:33] At least until you feel comfortable to do it another way.
[00:05:41] Does that make sense to you?

Guest (Customer)
[00:05:58] mmm like this ?
[00:06:31] ....

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:06:35] Exactly

Guest (Customer)
[00:06:38] whoaa awesome

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:06:54] So the only thing you can still do to this problem is reduce the fraction.

Guest (Customer)
[00:07:22] ok

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:07:55] Not quite what it would reduce to.

Guest (Customer)
[00:07:59] ohhh

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:08:25] We can divide each by 3, which is what it looked like you were doing above.
[00:08:31] After doing that we would get this:
[00:08:48] Does that make sense?

Guest (Customer)
[00:08:53] oohh oops !

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:08:59] No worries.

Guest (Customer)
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Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:09:09] Otherwise you did the problem exactly right.

Guest (Customer)
[00:09:13] awesome

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:09:15] Do you understand what we did?

Guest (Customer)
[00:09:18] yes.

Christopher B (Tutor)
[00:09:24] Awesome.

Guest (Customer)
[00:09:31] k ill do the survey