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# Question 8 of 18

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# M:N:MC:8

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SAT

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Which of the following is equal to (Note: )

74

No

122

No

74 + 154i

No

122 + 154i

Yes

Choice D is correct. Applying the distributive property to multiply the binomials yields the expression The note in the stem of the question reminds students that therefore Substituting this value into the expression gives the student and combining like terms results in Choice A is not the correct answer. This answer may result from a combination of errors. The student may not correctly distribute when multiplying the binomials, multiplying only the first terms together and the second terms together. The student may also think that Choice B is not the correct answer. This answer may result from a misunderstanding of how to multiply binomials. The distributive property is not applied correctly and the student may only multiply the first two terms together and the last two terms together.

Choice C is not the correct answer. This answer results from misapplying the statement Question Difficulty:
medium
Objective:

Students must apply the distributive property on two complex binomials and then simplify the result.