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2(3u+7)=4(32u)



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Mathmuse
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You have to solve the variable 'u'. so let me ask, what is preventing you from collecting all the u's to one side?

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i think u have to distribute the numbers on the outside of the parenthesis into the parenthesis

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right...once the parenthesis are both gone, you can freely manipulate the individual terms

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then its 6u+14=12+8

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yup, 'u' on the final 8 term

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2u+14=12

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2u=26

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6u 8u

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2

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