### Xaine's Great Big Book of Algebra

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Chapter 1 Integer Poetry

makes our life much easier,
friend and dude always
Positive plus Negative
Zero Pair's the best

Subtracting Integer(Haiku)

Subtract Integer,
Negative to Positive,

Partitive Division(Tanka)

Equal parts in group,
a partitive division
sharing the numbers,
Used in quadrant one and two

Quotative Division(Tanka)

a quotative division,
its that much simple
Not in quadrant two and four

The Rule for Multiplying Integer
Mel's Rockpile(Free verse)

In Multiplying Integers
Mel's Rockpile is the best
When there's an even amount of Integers,
for sure the answer is always positive
And when there's an odd amount
for sure the answer is always negative
A pretty simple rule,
that should always be remembered

Chapter 2
Script:

Palito:
Hi Magdalena!

Magdalena: Hi Palito!! How are you? How is it going?
Palito: uuuhhmm...I'm having a trouble about solving our Algebra homework.

Magdalena: Ooohh..i see, you're having a problem about combining like terms and distributive property.

Palito: right, cause i don't understand it very well.

Palito: Really?, can you help me with this problem.. n + 3 - 5n + 12

Magdalena: oohh,, it's easy man..

Palito: really? but I can't get it.
Magdalena: the answer is -6n + 15

Palito: Oh okay, but i dont know how to solve it.

Magdalena: first, find the like terms and then regroup it.

Palito: so, n - 5 and 3 + 12 the like terms, right?

Magdalena: right, and then after finding the like terms and regrouping it, we could already simplify it, and bring us to the answer -6n + 15
Palito: Oh i see, now I could understand combining like terms, but I have left another problem, the distributive property.

Magdalena: yoo man, that's pretty easy.

Palito: I don't think so man.

Magdalena: yah man, it's easy, try to answer this question.. 2 + 4 (3n + 8)

Palito: uuhhhmm.. Let me think for a while.

Magdalena: Okay man, go for the gold, you can do it, think!!!

Palito: uhhmm.. according to my knowledge.. the answer is 12n + 10

Magdalena: sorry man, i think your knowledge is wrong, but peace man, spread the love man, the answer is 12n + 34

Palito: how could that be? Can you tell me how to do it right??

Magdalena: yah sure, why not?

Palito: Okay, I'm listening...

Magdalena: first, leave the 2 and then you should multiply 4 and 3n and then multiply 4 and 8, and it could led us to the answer 12n + 32, and then combine the like terms and it'll led us to the answer 12n + 34. Got it??

Palito: Ooh yah!!, now iI understand it, it's pretty easy like what you've said. I thank you very much for helping me. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

Magdalena: Holy!!! No problem, I love helping my friends!

Palito:
Okay!! Thanks again man! BYE-BYE!!!

Magdalena: Bye!!!

CHAPTER 3

CHAPTER 4

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