# How do you simplify #2a times a^2#?

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#### Explanation:

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#### Explanation:

Consider the use of language that states: "I have got 2 apples".

We do not say 2 of apples or any other variant other than 2 apples.

Mathematically this is the equivalent of

Suppose I declare: Let the object "apples" be represented by

Then in stead of

But

So instead of writing

So

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Simply put this is the same as

In the same way that

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