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anonymous
 5 years ago
17 – x = 2(3x + 1)
anonymous
 5 years ago
17 – x = 2(3x + 1)

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You need to distribute the 2 to each of the terms in the parentheses. Then you can solve it in the usual way.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i did that polPak and heres what i came up with

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nope. What was the equation after you do the distributing?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02(3X +1) 17 X= 6X + 2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You forgot that it's a 2, not 2 you're distributing.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[2(3x + 1) = 2(3x) 2(1) = 6x  2\] So you should have \[17  x = 6x 2\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh so the 6 becomes 6x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And the 2 becomes 2.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Err My equation is slightly wrong.. You should have \[17 x = 6x 2\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't lose track of the x on the 6. It's important

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then now i can solve for x so the its 17x 6  2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No. 17  x is not 17x and you can't just put them together like that.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok look at it like this.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You have this equation: \[17  x = 6x 2\] That means that \(17  x\) IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS \(6x 2\) So if they are the same then isn't \((6x 2) + 2\) exactly the same as \((17  x) + 2\)?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.017  8 so there for x is 8

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I have no idea what you are doing.. 17  8 doesn't enter into it.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok stop doing things.. Just look at what I'm saying.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[17  x \text{ EQUALS } 6x 2\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay lol i am stopping right now

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok? They are the same.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's what equals means right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok so now lets use some basic arithmetic rules to clean this up a bit. First we can swap the terms on the left because addition can be rewritten in any order and it works the same.. \[17 x = x 17\] right?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Do you agree that those two are equal? Is 3+5 the same as 5+3 and 3  5 the same as 5  3?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0because you distribute right

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, so 17  x is the same as x  17. But we also said that 17  x was the same as 6x  2. So that means that x  17 must be the same as 6x  2.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So now our equation looks like this: \[x  17 = 6x  2\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that part i got is solving for x thats has me upside ways

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So if those two things are the same.. Then isn't \[6x + (x  17) = 6x + (6x  2)\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Because we added 6x to both sides, and if they were equal to start with, they must still be equal.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay thats the part that throws me off

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0its like my flipping mind goes blank and i have no idea what comes next

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok relax for a second and lets talk about something else first.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0or maybe i am trying too hard to understand and i get tied up

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Think of a number, any number you want. Don't tell me what it is.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now, tell me what 2 times that number is.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok. So now I will magically read your mind and tell you that your number is 92!

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How did I accomplish this sorcery?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But how does that help me?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Because you told me that 2x = 182

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well I know that if 2x = 182 then \[2x \times {1 \over 2} = 182 \times {1 \over 2}\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you have to find out what 2x amounts to

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Because you said that they were the same, so anything I do to both sides will maintain equality.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And \[2x \times \frac{1}{2} = x\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And \[182 \times \frac{1}{2} = 92\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So now I'm thinking of a number.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Whoops. Sorry I typo'd your response.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Shoulda been 184 not 182.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no one has ever broke it down like this thank you

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so you want me to solve for your number

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now if you take the number I'm thinking of, and add 17 to it. You will get 2 more than 6 times that same number.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So first. can you write an equation (using x for my number) which describes the statement I've given you?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Not quite. Lets break down what I said: x + 17 The number I'm thinking of, and add 17 to it = IS 2 more than 6 times that number 2 + 6x

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Or better still 6x + 2

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You keep jumping ahead ;)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and laughing at myself

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try again. 14 more than the number is 2 more than 4 times the number.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We're just practicing turning english into equations.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't try to solve it yet. Just rewrite what I say in equation form.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Actually 14 more than the number is 5 more than 4 times the number.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The left side is right, the right side is not.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Try my last version, but break it down a bit. If x is my number what is 4 times my number??

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.014 + n = 5(4 + n) oh please be right

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're doing great btw. It's important to have patience when working through this.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, that's not right still. Lets work through it a little at a time.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is 4 times my number?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0your number is 14 right

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok am gonna shoot here is it 14x be gentel

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lets do something really quick cause it seems like we have a breakdown when you try to use letters instead of numbers. If I tell you my number is 22, and I ask what is 2 times my number what would you do?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Now if I tell you my number is k and I ask you what's 4 times my number what would you do?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And if I tell you my number is b and I ask what is 5 more than (4 times my number)?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You taking a long time, so I know something is wrong ;p

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I tell you my number is 3 and I ask what is 5 more than my number?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh help me okay it would 20(b) or 5(b)=20

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it's just a little language barrier. We'll fix it

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I tell you my number is 3 and I ask what is 5 more than my number what would you do?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0am trying not to think of the words

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the words are important.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is 5 more than 3?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05 + 3 means 5 more than 3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0gosh i feel stupid now

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's ok. Just a little gap in your knowledge.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so am mixing up more with multiplying

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Right. If I say 4 times my number is 4k Then what is 5 more than 4 times my number?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Don't have to solve, just have to translate.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oops i left off the 4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, my number is k. What is 4 times my number?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, and what is 5 more than 4 times my number?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You already solved half of this just a minute ago.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No. it's 5 + 4k 5 more than four times my number

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ok, but now you know.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay so i don't add 5 and 4 just 5+ 4k

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0these are the steps. 17x=6x2 6xx=172 5x=15 x=3

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0While I'm sure doing her work is appreciated it's not going to help her on the next problem.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0One sec Bella. This thread is lagging up a bit. Lets start a new question with the next one?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Can you make a new questiON?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0what is 6 times my number a and 8 more times 4

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, sorry I think you misunderstand. I am going to make a new problem on the left side. Please go there
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