1. Dido525

Treat this like a normal algebra problem.

2. Dido525

So how would you go about doing this?

3. Dido525

@xstreetprowl : You there?

4. xstreetprowl

Distribute the 7?

5. Dido525

yep :) .

6. Dido525

So what do you get when you distribute the 7?

7. xstreetprowl

7x + 14 >5x - 10

8. Dido525

Good!

9. Dido525

Can you solve for x now? :) .

10. xstreetprowl

Idk what to do

11. Dido525

Okay so we have: 7x+14 >5x -10 Pretend it says 7x+14=5x-10

12. Dido525

The goal is to try and get all the x's on one side.

13. Dido525

How can we achieve that?

14. xstreetprowl

combining like terms?

15. Dido525

Remember: |dw:1355462623691:dw|

16. Dido525

Yep!

17. Dido525

The above was just an example :) .

18. Dido525

So what do you get when you combine like terms?

19. xstreetprowl

x + 14 > - 10

20. Dido525

Hmm close. What's 7x-5x? :) .

21. xstreetprowl

2

22. xstreetprowl

2x

23. xstreetprowl

So we couldnt divide? we would subtract?

24. Dido525

So we have 2x +14> -10 :P .

25. Dido525

Do you understand so far?

26. xstreetprowl

Not fully. What do i do after i combine like terms?

27. Dido525

Ohh? What don't you get?

28. xstreetprowl

sorry this is too hard.

29. Dido525

Alright lets start over. You CAN do this! >: O .

30. Dido525

We have: |dw:1355463437221:dw|

31. Dido525

Lol, I don't need the medal :P . I want to make you understand.

32. Dido525

So how would you combine the like terms?