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  • 5 years ago

how do i find the product of -3(x+6) ?

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  1. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    same as any other multiplication, but lets take a simpler example: 3(8) = 24 right?

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    yes..

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    You distribute the -3 which means you multiply the -3 times each term in the parentheses. -3 * x = -3x and -3 * 6 = -18 so the answer is -3x - 18

  4. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    then: 3(6+2) should equal 24 right?

  5. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    right...

  6. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    good, then lets "distribute" the 3 into the (6+2) and see if it works 3(6) + 3(2) = 24 18 + 6 = 24 24 = 24 Does that make sense to you?

  7. anonymous
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    o simple...yes it does...thanks !

  8. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    youre welcome... now just do that to your original problem and you get your answer :)

  9. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    -3(x+6) -3(x) + -3(6) -3x + -18 -3x - 18

  10. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    then do i divide -3x by -3 abd -18/-3 ?

  11. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    if you want to "factor" the -3 back out again, then yes.... divide at all by -3

  12. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    wait; your not trying to solve for x in this equation

  13. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    simply put, it aint an equation...there is no (=) sign to equate anything to..

  14. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    -3(x+6) is just an empty term waiting for something... -3(x+6) = 9 is something that we can figure out because it gives us the ability to "equate" one side with another

  15. amistre64
    • 5 years ago
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    make sense?

  16. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    ya that does...Thank you so much!

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