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can you tell me how to do this type of question what should I do first?
hey callisto ;D
First multiply 2 sides by x so that the 'x' on the left hand side can be cancelled |dw:1333348939115:dw|
Then you'll get 6 = 12x. Do you understand it so far?
Then divide both sides by 12 so as to get rid of '12' on the right hand side |dw:1333349075104:dw|
you cannot cancel it like that... You can only cancel the common factors on the same side ...
Do you understand this part?
Hmmm Can you try the right hand side? |dw:1333349567253:dw|
Nah, what do you mean?
Yup, so can you get the result now?
Hmm.. not really.. from the workings, you can get 1 x -- = --- 2 1 Can you simplify it from here?
Well.. it's not like that.. You need to know that for an equation, the 2 sides are equal.
To solve an equation, you need to put the unknown on one side... like x +2 = 3 You need to minus 2 from both sides x +2 -2 = 3-2 So you can get x = 3-2 That is x =1 Do you understand so far?
so in this case we get 1/2+x=1
In which case? your question?
To be frank, do you know who to solve an equation?
YES I DO
but in this case what do I need to solve
that's where im confused
Solve for x
6 --- = 12 x As I've said, you should multiply both sides by x because x is in denominator of the fraction
kk i got that
just like y -- = 2 6 You'd multiply both sides by 6 to get rid of the 6 on the left hand side y 6 x -- = 2 x 6 6 So you'll get y = 2x6 = 12. Then you finish solving for y
so how do we form the equation?
that another thing, what do you mean exactly?
ok we where up to the part in canceling..? then I lost you
with making up an equation?
Alright, sorry, then just concentrate on your question. I made it up because i thought it would be simpler for you to understand..
what is the next step
then divide 6 by 12x
by 12 only...
Look, 6/x = 12 To solve the equation, you take your given equation, which relates x to the numbers. Then you (1) ISOLATE THE VARIABLE -this means to get the variable on one side of the equation and all the numbers on the other side -you do this by doing the ORDER OF OPERATIONS in reverse. In your case, there are no +'s or -'s, so we move to * and / We need to remember that to do something to an equation, we have to do it to both sides for it to remain equal. So to isolate the variable, multiply BOTH sides by x Then we get 6 = 12x Now, we need to get the 12 on the other side. What can we do to both sides to get rid of the 12 on the right side to make it appear on the left. Once you do that, your variable will be isolated so all you have to do is simplify the resulting fraction, and that is your answer.
Yup. what's the next step???
what do you get for the answer?
do we make an equation?
What do you mean?
Actually, when you see x= a constant, that is the answer to the unknown x. For your question, we don't make equation. We use equation to solve for x
it is not the answer.. the answer is in the form of x = (a constant) Can you try again?
no, how did you do it?
i don't know?
Hmm.. do u understand it now?
omg are you serious..
wow my work made me confused
Do I seem like not serious?
yes you do but I'm shocked
|dw:1333353420037:dw| Usually the unknown should be put on the left for the final answer. Why are you shocked?
the answer was right in front of me
lol, I was shocked too :P
So, do you understand it now?
welcome . Glad to help :)