You Cant Wake Up
 Locked due to inactivity on Jan 2, '24 3:54am
Thread Topic: You Cant Wake Up

take me back to the night we met

golly gee, prime factorizations with variables are the equivalency of migraines 💀 i hate having to go over different numbers just to find the value of the variables. i hate variables so much, especially paired with exponents because its honestly so stupid

obviously prime factorization and exponents in variables will [likely] never be used unless you're modern einstein and this is like, kiddie stuff, but still lmao
im finished with all my hw and im confident in the answers but i dont fully understand them. and if i submit it (ive been working on this alone all week, it was due last friday) without understanding a concept fully i start to panic 
ex. 60 w^5y^3 and 78 wy^2 were some of my problems. im struggling a lot, algebra intimidates me because it uses letters. i can do numbers, numbers are fine, but letters are so fing confusing because i get its a placeholder but its just not pretty to the eyes

and the answers aren't numbers, they're letters too but they're prime factorizations of the letters (which is so weird because i had no idea there were prime factors for letters. or placeholders, just variables as a thingamajig overall)
just getting a bit overwhelmed. i feel really stupid because it takes me so long to finally understand a concept
i think i might have to review again 
i hate greatest common factors so much oh my spoons
they're asking to find SIMILARITIES between the two 
wait oh my gosh i just understood it. Y&GIT&DSDGEWI&QY#RG(*&DWHDAYUDEG*&TSF^WF^FUTERFDIYGUYFKEISHC

BROOOOOOO HOW DID I JUST REALIZE THIS IM SO fING RETARDED 🤦♀️
so basically what variables are SIMILIAR, they go together. like whatever factors are the same in both problems is the gcf
so in 60 w^5y^3 and 78 wy^2, there's a w and a y in both, so the two would be part of the gcf 
NOOOOO ITS BECAUSE I NEVER READ THE THING NO WONDER IM SO CONFUSED DUDE AJKAHAHHAJHHAHAHAJA ill read it now 💀

putting this here for later because it might help
(^insert number is an exponent bc gtq is a smelly and is discriminatory against tiny numbers)
ex.
find the gcf of a^2b, ab^2
(im just going to copy pate the rest because im legally a text fraud)
sol.
key point
Notice that each term was already expressed as a prime factorization. Variable terms are already expressed as a product of their factors in exponential form.
First, notice that these expressions are actually prime factorizations.
a^2b = a • a • b (a squared times b. a^2•b)
ab^2 = a • b • b (a times b squared. a•b^2)
The terms have two common factors, a and b. So, the GCF is a • b, or ab. 
that makes much more sense im glad i read that lmao
there's another page tho so ill just channel my inner librarian and try to read it
idk why but its hard to read math things 
jk lol i got sidetracked

school is so wack lmao, sometimes i wish i could evolve into a sponge instantaneously so i can just absorb all the information without having to channel my inner librarian as an above post states
im behind in math and science for a day, luckily there's the weekend tho giving me more time to get it done 
think ima try to be ablittle more active again :d

starting out by blank posting to the next page lol because the posts on this page sucK
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