Gaining, Totaling, Increasing
Combining two integers together
Free Verse:Pratt's Integer Law
When your feeling down and feeling blue
Pratt's Integer Law will show you what to do
Now I'll explain
Negative the answer will be
When the amount of negatives is even
Take a breath and the answer I will give
Don't get into a panic
The answer will always be positive
Now don't think that's the end
Because there's one more thing I have to say
When the equation has a zero don't go crying
The answer will then be zippo, natta, nothing
Now your glumness is blown away!
Kind of gives you a sting
Isn't what you predict
Really is adding the opposite
Free Verse:Quotative Division
Quotative Division is a breeze
I will use the numbers six and three
To explain what you will soon read
Two goes into six
How many groups of two does that leave you with
If you guessed purple monkey you got it wrong you see
The amount of groups is actually three
Jimmy: Hey Sue, how are you today?
Sue: I am great!
Sue: I have a question for you
Sue: Okay well its two questions from my math homework. I think I know the answers but I'm not to sure if they are right.The first question is n+3-5n+12 the answer I got for it was -6n+15. Is that correct?
Jimmy: Actually Sue that is the wrong answer. I'll show you how to get the right one. Well first you have to group the alike terms. So it would look like this n-5n+3+12. Then what you want to do is figure it out so the simplification would be -4n+15.
Sue: Oh I see how you got that!
Sue: Now for the next question. 2 + 4(3n+8). I think the answer is 12n + 10. Now that must be right.
Jimmy: No I'm sorry Sue that isn't right. I'll explain it again. This is called distributive property. First you have to multiply 3n by 4 and then 8 by 4. That gives you 2+12n+32. Next you have to group the alike terms. So it would look like this 12n+32+2. Finally figure what every thing equals put together and the simplification would be 12n+34.
Sue: Thank you so much for helping me!
Jimmy: Your welcome.
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For this question I again started with the variable. I did this by subtracting five on both sides which also created balance. The answer i got was x=8. Then i ended with verifying.