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How do I solve 4(2x + 1)- 3 = -3(x - 4)?

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  1. Romero Group Title
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    You have to distribute out what's outside the parentheses first. Do you know how to do that?

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  2. CrazyC246 Group Title
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    No

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  3. Calcmathlete Group Title
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    Distributive Preoperty: \(a(b + c) = ab + ac\)

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    Oh wait yes.

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  5. Romero Group Title
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    That's basically means that the number outside of the parentheses you have to multiply it to everything inside the parentheses

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  6. CrazyC246 Group Title
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    I got 8x+4-3=-3x+12+12, is it right?

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  7. Romero Group Title
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    8x+4-3=-3x+12 You added an extra 12 on the right hand side

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    But other than that you are right. Think you can handle it from there?

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    Oh oops, lol.

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  10. CrazyC246 Group Title
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    Now what do I do?

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  11. Romero Group Title
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    You want all the x's to be on one side and all the numbers on the other side. Let's start by adding 3x to both sides. This will get rid of the -3x from the right hand side. 8x+4-3=-3x+12 8x+3x+4-3=-3x+3x+12 8x+3x+4-3=12 11x+4-3=12

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  12. Romero Group Title
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    From there you can simplify it even further by doing this 4-3?

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  13. CrazyC246 Group Title
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    Would the answer be 1, right?

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  14. Romero Group Title
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    Yeah you are right man Good job!

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  15. CrazyC246 Group Title
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    |dw:1342743342637:dw|

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    Thank you =)

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