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ShadyLady

  • 3 years ago

Solve 3(x – 5) – 15 = 48? totally forgot how to do these.. is it (3x-15)-15=48 then solve from there or what?

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  1. GOODMAN
    • 3 years ago
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    Yes, then you solve from there, by adding 15 to both sides. And then adding 15 again and then dividing everything by 3.

  2. Calcmathlete
    • 3 years ago
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    Do the opposite of PEMDAS. 3(x - 5) - 15 = 48 3(x - 5) = 63 x - 5 = 21 x = 26 If you do it the way you started: 3(x - 5) - 15 = 48 3x - 15 - 15 = 48 3x - 30 = 48 3x = 78 x = 26

  3. ShadyLady
    • 3 years ago
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    ah okay was doing it here beat me to it thank you

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