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anonymous
 4 years ago
Solve for x: −2(x + 3) = −2(x + 1) − 4
anonymous
 4 years ago
Solve for x: −2(x + 3) = −2(x + 1) − 4

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02x  6 = 2x  2  4 combine like terms

Compassionate
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.42x 3 = 2x  2  4 Transpose: 2x + 2x = 3  2  4 0 = 3  6 < Do the last part What happens when the x's cancel and become 0's?

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry divide everything by 2 to get x + 3 = x + 1 + 2

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Then you'll realize that x + 3 = x + 3

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But you won't be able to solve for x

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0However, you can subtract x from both sides and subtract 3 from both sides to get 0 = 0 Then you'll know that the solutions are infinite.

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0actually, @Compassionate made a mistake with his solution while trying to distribute the 2 on the left side.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0May you help me with this one? x = 0.8x + 72

Hero
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0subtract 0.8x from both sides to end up with 0.2x = 72 Divide both sides by 0.2 to get x = 72/0.2 x = 360
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