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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Solve for x?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes, i dont even know where to start!!!!
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zzr0ck3r Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
subtract 7x from both sides and tell me what you got
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zzr0ck3r Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@rainbow dont just give answers. Please read rules.
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[13x=7x+5\] Subtract 7x from both sides. \[13x7x=7x7x+5\] Combine like terms \[6x=5\] Divide both sides by 6 \[x={5 \over 6}\]
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zzr0ck3r Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
we are not saposed to give them the answers, you should involve them in getting the answer...
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry @zzr0ck3r I'll remember for next time.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
AHHHHH..Thank you so much Phoenixfire for explaining!!!
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how would i start this one?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Add 2/5 to both sides. What do you get?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im horrible at this!!! add 2/5 to 2/5 and 1/2?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes. type out the entire equation with 2/5 added to both sides.
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@mlbach Did you get it?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
no, im sorry, trying to do it on paper
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im 38 and math is like a foreign language to me!
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You have \[x{2 \over 5}={1 \over 2}\] So, add 2/5. You get: \[x{2 \over 5}+{2 \over 5}={1 \over 2}+{2 \over 5}\] Try solve from there.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is that right...9/10
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You can see that the 2/5+2/5 results in 0. \[x0={1 \over 2}+{2 \over 5}\] But you got the right hand side correct.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok, they cancel each other out right?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Correct! So, \[x={9 \over 10}\]
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
YAY!!!!! thank you!!!
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No problem. :) Any other problems?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[{2 \over 7}x=6\] Divide both sides by 2/7. The one the left will cancel and then you're left with x=??
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how do i know that im dividing?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[{2 \over 7}x=6\] Divide by 2/7\[{{{2 \over 7}x} \over {2 \over 7}}={6 \over {2 \over 7}}\]
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[{{2 \over 7} \over {2 \over 7}}=1\] Do you understand that? Anything divided by itself is 1.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i just dont know how to do 6 divided by 2/7
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So, that leave \[1x={6 \over {2 \over 7}}\] Now, a trick is to dividing by fractions: \[{a \over {b \over c}}={{c \over b}a}\] You flip the bottom fraction and multiply the top by it. Giving you: \[{6 \over {2 \over 7}}={7 \over 2}6\] Or \[{7*6} \over 2\]
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Sorry about the bad grammar.. That was truly horrible.
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes! \[x=21\]
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
can i just put you in my pocket and and take you to class with me?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Hahaha. Yes, if you have a cell phone and internet on it. :)
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
A telephone book has white pages and yellow pages. ¾ of the book consists of the white pages; the yellow pages number 300. What is the total number of pages in the telephone book?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how would i start this one
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
White=3/4 of the book Yellow=1/4 of the book. So, if 1/4 of the book is 300. How many total pages are there?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Almost. Y=yellow=1/4=300 W=white=3/4=300*3 T=total=W+Y=(300*3)+300=1200
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ah. i got it
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
A theater usher at a Broadway musical finds that ½ of the patrons attending a performance are in their seats by show time. The remaining 60 people are seated after the opening number. If the show is always a complete sellout, how many seats does the theater have?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This one is mostly a play on words. If you single out a few words: "1/2", "remaining", "sellout" From this you can see that "sellout" says all seats are taken. "remaining" means those not seated initially. "1/2" the initial people seated. So, if "half" of the attendees are seated before the show, and the "remaining" are seated after the first number. How many seats are there in the theater which is "sold out (ie all seats taken)"?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
*** "remaining 60" ***
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Correct!
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Getting the hang of it?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
right now i am, but come test time, I'll draw a blank!
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Of those invited to a wedding, 2/7 were friends of the bride. The friends of the groom numbered 65. How many people were invited to the wedding
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Haha. Of course. Nobody can avoid the blank come test time.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
unfortunatley not!
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what do i look at first?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
bride=2/7 Therefore, groom=5/7=65 You can take this known number as a percentile of the total attendees. \[{5 \over 7}T=65\] Where T= the total number of people attending. Now solve for T.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
where did you get 5/7 from?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well if the brides guests are 2/7 of the attending people. then the grooms is the remaining guests. Correct? so 12/7 = 5/7
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
To solve for T you use the same method as one of the other problems above. The funny trick with dividing by fractions.
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Got it yet?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What are you stuck on?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
5/7T=65....i get stuck on how to work the problem out
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well you want to isolate T. Because that's the unknown variable that you want to become known. So in this case, the only way to do that is to remove the 5/7 from T. You will want to divide by 5/7 to make it cancel out, leaving T alone on the left.
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so do i divide both sidesby 5/7?
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
answer is 91?
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes. Because if you change the equation on the left, you have to change it in the same way on the right for the equality to hold. 91 is correct!
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mlbach Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you so much for your help, I appreciate it!
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PhoenixFire Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No problem at all. Become a fan of me, and if you need help just send me a message.
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