xstreetprowl
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7(x + 2) > 5x  10



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Treat this like a normal algebra problem.

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So how would you go about doing this?

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@xstreetprowl : You there?

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Distribute the 7?

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yep :) .

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So what do you get when you distribute the 7?

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7x + 14 >5x  10

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Good!

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Can you solve for x now? :) .

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Idk what to do

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Okay so we have:
7x+14 >5x 10
Pretend it says
7x+14=5x10

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

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How can we achieve that?

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combining like terms?

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Remember:
dw:1355462623691:dw

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Yep!

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The above was just an example :) .

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So what do you get when you combine like terms?

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x + 14 >  10

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Hmm close. What's 7x5x? :) .

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2

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2x

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So we couldnt divide? we would subtract?

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

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Do you understand so far?

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

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Ohh? What don't you get?

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sorry this is too hard.

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

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We have:
dw:1355463437221:dw

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

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So how would you combine the like terms?