anonymous
  • anonymous
16 = 1/2*4 (3+ b2)
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anonymous
  • anonymous
\[16 = half * 4* (3 + b _{2})\]
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Are you trying to solve for \(b_2\)?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes.

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shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
2?
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Right. So then we have: \[16 = 2(3 + b_2)\]
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Now the easiest thing now is to move that 2 over to the left. Can you do that?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes....16 -2 = 14
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Not quite. 2 is multiplied on the right, so you have to divide, not subtract, to get it back.
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Or, to move it over, rather.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes.... duh..I realized that shortly after posting...
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 16/2 is 8 right?
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Right. So now we have: \[8 = 3 + b_2\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
divide 8 by 3 now?
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
No, 3 is added in, so we subtract it this time :)
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Remember, we can also rewrite that: \[8 = b_2 - 3\]
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
!! Sorry, I meant: \[ 8 = b_2 + 3 \]
anonymous
  • anonymous
okay...so \[b _{2}\] =5?
shadowfiend
  • shadowfiend
Right! (Sorry for the delay.)
anonymous
  • anonymous
no biggie

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