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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[16 = half * 4* (3 + b _{2})\]
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Are you trying to solve for \(b_2\)?
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ok, so let's start at the top. When you have a multiplication between regular numbers, go ahead and do that first. In this case: \[16 = \frac{1}{2}4(3 + b_2)\] You can do the multiplication of 1/2 * 4. What do you get?
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Right. So then we have: \[16 = 2(3 + b_2)\]
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Now the easiest thing now is to move that 2 over to the left. Can you do that?
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Not quite. 2 is multiplied on the right, so you have to divide, not subtract, to get it back.
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Or, to move it over, rather.
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes.... duh..I realized that shortly after posting...
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Right. So now we have: \[8 = 3 + b_2\]
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No, 3 is added in, so we subtract it this time :)
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Remember, we can also rewrite that: \[8 = b_2  3\]
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
!! Sorry, I meant: \[ 8 = b_2 + 3 \]
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*_Artist_*Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay...so \[b _{2}\] =5?
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shadowfiendBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Right! (Sorry for the delay.)
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