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I need help figuring out this equation.
7(2b – 5) + 3 = 10
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I need help figuring out this equation. 7(2b – 5) + 3 = 10
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merpersmeepsBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I think it would be 14b  35 +3 = 10 so, 14b38=10 14b=48
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yes what merp has shown is correct, but do u understand it? 1) Always expand out the brackets first. then collect like terms and rearrange to solve for your unknown.
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Sarah_Miller720Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so my answer would be b=3 then right?
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Sarah_Miller720Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay give me a minute
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the figure is right but it's not exactly 3, can you see that 14 is not a factor of 48? so it can't be a whole number.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
7(2b – 5) + 3 = 10 expand brackets. 14b  35 + 3 = 10 collect like terms. 14b 32 = 10 bring 32 over to RHS 14b = 10+32 14b = 42 solve for b using inverse of operation 14 times b = 42 b = 42 divided by 14
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
merp, who showed u the working above, made an error so follow my working out.
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Sarah_Miller720Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
lol i asked you if it was 3 above and you said no..
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
sorry, I was following merp's working out.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
and I just figured out her working out was wrong just then when I showed u my solution.
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JayDSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
:) at least u understand how to do it.
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