# ACT Math 1.2 Elementary Algebra

ACT Math: Elementary Algebra Drill 1, Problem 2. Can you simplify the expression?

ACT Math | Elementary Algebra |

ACT Mathematics | Elementary Algebra |

Algebra | Use polynomial identities to solve problem Use polynomial identities to solve problems |

Elementary Algebra | Simplifying expressions Understanding algebraic operations |

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Polynomials | Factoring Polynomials |

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-- not much we can do to simplify it.

Which incidentally takes out D and E as options.

So now distribute this negative sign and rewrite the problem and we have

3x squared plus 5y plus 2z minus 2y PLUS 2z minus 4x.

Now we can combine like terms to get 3x squared plus 3y plus 4z minus 4x...

...so the answer is C.

As in, "Can't believe it's not butter."