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juantweaver Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
begin by isolating the absolute value...
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Whatever in the absolute value can be negative or positive x = 3 means x can equal 3 or 3
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So what does that tell you about this equation?
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@trenvilla did you get the answer?
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@trenvilla sorry for taking so long... however lets turn the absolute value symbols into parantheses.
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok 9(9 – 8x) = 2x + 3
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Distribute
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so (81+72)=2x+3
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is that right
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
8172x=2x+3 (Personally, I hate writing +)
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So combine like terms... if I were you I would keep my 'x' positive.
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok so 8474
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
8172x=2x+3 lets look at our 'x' values first.
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is 72 a negative or a positive?
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No, in this equation it has a minus sign in front of it right?
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So in this case it is negative.
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So how can we combine 72x and the positive 2x to keep the answer POSITIVE?
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i dont no how
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
wont u have to make it 70
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No, you can either make this positive 74 OR 74
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Remember... if we had 72x = 2x If we combine we need the 'x' variable to be on one side of the equal sign
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay, so lets add 72x to the positive 2x
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
81 = 74x + 3
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Can you simplify this by combing the 81 and 3?
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So what do you get?
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You had a 81 and a positive 3 on the other side of the equal sign to get the 3 to the opposite side you want to subtract 3
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Which would keep your 'x' on one side and the regular number on the other side
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
o ya so 78+74x
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
78 = 74x
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ya i ment =
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then you divide and you get \[\frac{ 78 }{ 74}\]
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
simplify that and what do you get?
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ia thtat right
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Simplify as a fraction
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That is right as a decimal but you would ideally simplify to a fraction
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
1 4 over 74
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Okay we have 78/74
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So if I were you I would divide the numerator by 2 then the denominator by 2
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MathLegend Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That is your answer
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trenvilla Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you for all your help
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Denebel Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1347162650237:dw
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