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cindy

  • 5 years ago

simplify 6(1/2-2/3y) can somebody help me on this problem

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  1. gw2011
    • 5 years ago
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    The answer is: 3-4y

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    You should probably tell her how you got that.... ;P

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    the simplification is obvious..jus mutiply the terms inside the bracket with 6..

  4. gw2011
    • 5 years ago
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    You're probably right that I should show my work. Here it is: (6)(1/2)=3 because 1/2 of 6 is 3 (6)[(-2/3)(y)]=-4y because -2/3 of 6=-4 and you have a y associated with it. Therefore, this problem simplifies to 3-4y. Hopefully, This helps you understand how the answer was arrived at.

  5. Cindy
    • 5 years ago
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    but isnt the answer supoose to be a fraction

  6. gw2011
    • 5 years ago
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    No, the answer is not supposed to be a fraction because the fractions actually cancel as you can see from the above work I showed. Do you now understand how this worked?

  7. Cindy
    • 5 years ago
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    im still confuse,,sorry

  8. gw2011
    • 5 years ago
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    6*1/2=6/2=3 6*2/3=12/3=4 but 2/3 is a negative so 4 becomes -4 but again there is a y associated with -2/3 so -4 becomes -4y. Does this help?

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