A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 4 years ago
6 (x  4) =6 ?
anonymous
 4 years ago
6 (x  4) =6 ?

This Question is Closed

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Shall we work on this together?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's a really quick problem, so just lemme know soon whether you wanna work it out with me. I'll explain it to ya once you let me know you're here.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Awesome. Alright, we have two ways of doing this. I'll show you the longer, but safer, method. First thing we want to do is get rid of those parentheses. Any guesses on how would we do that?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Okie dokie, not a problem. Basically if you ever want to get rid of parentheses that have a number on the outside stuck directly to them, you distribute the 'number stuck outside' to everything inside the parentheses. 6 (x  4) =6 So what number is stuck to the parentheses on the outside?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Close, but it's not just a regular 6. There's something special about that 6 (it's really important).

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The x is actually inside the parentheses. Here's a hint: 6 (x4)=6 So what number is out there all by itself on the left side?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Exactly! Now, are you pretty familiar with distributing? You'll have to distribute the 6 to the two numbers inside the parentheses.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Whenever you're done with the distribution, lemme know what you got. After that, we have like two or three more quick steps and we should be done. :D

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Here's the problem again so that you don't have to scroll: 6 (x  4) =6

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm afraid not. I got a nonfraction answer. Can you show me what you got for your distribution on 6(x4) ? That part is important to do before we do anything else. Hint: Be very careful with your signs.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Just to be safe: do you know what happens when you do a negative times a negative?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Exactly! So that's correct for the 4 * 6 part of the problem. But I think you forgot to do 6 times x. What does that give you?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Remember: 6(x4) Means: 6 times x ??? 6 times  4 The ??? gets replaced with plus or minus depending on whether the 6 and 4 give a positive answer. Since we know it's positive, we know it's: (whatever 6 times x is) + 24 = 6 So what do you get if you do 6 times x?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Since I've gotta go work on my own HW pretty soon, I'll go ahead and let ya know: 6 times x is 6x. So... how should our equation look for now? (Don't solve it yet, just tell me what it should look like).
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.