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Those two answers are equivalent (assuming x'2 means xExpand and simplify

(2x+5)(x - 2) + 3(x + 4)

Should the answer be 2(x'2 + 2x + 1)

Or 2(x+1)'2

If I were to do this problem as stated, I would choose 2(x+1)

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Simplicity is in the eye of the beholder -- it can mean different things according to context.Expand and simplify

(2x+5)(x - 2) + 3(x + 4)

Should the answer be 2(x'2 + 2x + 1)

Or 2(x+1)'2

When it says to