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Growth Potential (Posted on 2017-04-13) Difficulty: 4 of 5
Suppose you’re working on an algebraic expression that involves variables, addition, multiplication, and parentheses. You try repeatedly to expand it using the distributive law.

How do you know that the expression won’t continue to expand forever?

For example, expanding
(x + y)(s(u + v) + t)
x(s(u + v) + t) + y(s(u + v) + t),
which has more parentheses than the original expression.

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  Subject Author Date
No Subjectdeminlisaa2017-04-24 02:03:32
SolutionYet another proofPaul2017-04-13 12:25:16
SolutionTwo proposed proofsCharlie2017-04-13 10:03:35
Some ThoughtsD1?Steve Herman2017-04-13 09:56:33
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