## Tabbiejack 2 years ago Help Me!!!! 6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x

1. skullpatrol

Do you want to solve for x?

2. Tabbiejack

Solve equation The options none of the answers given

3. skullpatrol

4. PhoenixFire

@bunyonb You missed something... it's 5x. not 5 in the start.

5. skullpatrol

That is why we let the asker solve BROTHA

6. skullpatrol

pwned

7. PhoenixFire

6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x 1) Expand brackets 2) Rearrange so all terms with an x are on one side 3) combine like terms, and solve.

8. Tabbiejack

A. 2/3 B. 3 1/3 C. - 2/3 D. -3 1/3

9. PhoenixFire

@bunyonb Stop! Let the person who asked learn by doing it.

10. PhoenixFire

@Tabbiejack Try it. Read what I said, and type out your steps.

11. skullpatrol

later brotha

12. Tabbiejack

13. PhoenixFire

Start by expanding the brackets.

14. skullpatrol

Ask yourself " What do you want to solve for?"

15. Tabbiejack

Ok

16. skullpatrol

"Solve for" means you want to get that letter alone on one side of the equals sign, right?

17. Tabbiejack

10/3x

18. Tabbiejack

But that's not an option

19. skullpatrol

What happened to the equals sign?

20. Tabbiejack

6=2x+16-5x 6=-3x+16 6-16=-3x -10=-3x -10/-3=x 10/3=x

21. Tabbiejack

I'm lost

22. Tabbiejack

People I'm so freaking lost imabout to cry

23. skullpatrol

First thing is calm down, please :-D

24. skullpatrol

25. PhoenixFire

10/3 is correct. what you need to do is simplify it. how many 3s fit into 10? three, right? with 1 left. So your simplified one is ${10 \over 3}=>3{1\over 3}$

26. Tabbiejack

O ooh I feel so stupid

27. skullpatrol

6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x <----original equation

28. Tabbiejack

Just 1 more thing. - 1/3m - 7 = 5

29. HELP!!!!

3 1/3

30. Tabbiejack

I got it thank its the other 1