anonymous
  • anonymous
Help Me!!!! 6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x
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skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Do you want to solve for x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Solve equation The options none of the answers given
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
You made a mistake brotha...

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PhoenixFire
  • PhoenixFire
@bunyonb You missed something... it's 5x. not 5 in the start.
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
That is why we let the asker solve BROTHA
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
pwned
PhoenixFire
  • 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.
anonymous
  • anonymous
A. 2/3 B. 3 1/3 C. - 2/3 D. -3 1/3
PhoenixFire
  • PhoenixFire
@bunyonb Stop! Let the person who asked learn by doing it.
PhoenixFire
  • PhoenixFire
@Tabbiejack Try it. Read what I said, and type out your steps.
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
later brotha
anonymous
  • anonymous
I am lost bad
PhoenixFire
  • PhoenixFire
Start by expanding the brackets.
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Ask yourself " What do you want to solve for?"
anonymous
  • anonymous
Ok
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
"Solve for" means you want to get that letter alone on one side of the equals sign, right?
anonymous
  • anonymous
10/3x
anonymous
  • anonymous
But that's not an option
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
What happened to the equals sign?
anonymous
  • anonymous
6=2x+16-5x 6=-3x+16 6-16=-3x -10=-3x -10/-3=x 10/3=x
anonymous
  • anonymous
I'm lost
anonymous
  • anonymous
People I'm so freaking lost imabout to cry
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
First thing is calm down, please :-D
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
Check your answer in the original equation
PhoenixFire
  • 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 \[{10 \over 3}=>3{1\over 3}\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
O ooh I feel so stupid
skullpatrol
  • skullpatrol
6 = 2(x + 8) - 5x <----original equation
anonymous
  • anonymous
Just 1 more thing. - 1/3m - 7 = 5
HELP!!!!
  • HELP!!!!
3 1/3
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got it thank its the other 1

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