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 2 years ago
I had to solve for the variable in: 3(4x1)2=17x+10. I got x=1. How do I check this?
 2 years ago
I had to solve for the variable in: 3(4x1)2=17x+10. I got x=1. How do I check this?

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ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Plug in 1 for x in the equation and see if LHS=RHS

ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Does that help @Claudilovely?

Claudilovely
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0And that's what I did but it didn't turn out right. . . can you explain? I've been trying to figure this out for the longest.

Claudilovely
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I do: 3(4(1)2=17(1)+10 3(5)2=17(1)+10 152=17(1)+10 152=7 17 doesn't epual 7. What did I do wrong?

ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13(4x1)2=17x+10 3*4x3*12=17x+10 12x32=17x+10 12x5=17x+10 Try solving for x nw nd see vat u get

Claudilovely
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Where you get the 3 in: 3*4x3*12=17x+10 ^ That one

ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13(4x1). this means u have to multiply the terms within the parentheses by 3. That's what distributive property states. a(bc)=a*ba*c Getting it?

ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if u dnt get it plz ask:)

Claudilovely
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait. . .but when I got 1 for x, that was right?

ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1nope. 1 is not the solution. When u plugged it and checke u didnt get LHS=RHS.

Claudilovely
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nope, i didn't. Then can u explain what x is? So that way, maybe the checking part won't be so annoyingly hard

ajprincess
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.13(4x1)2=17x+10 3*4x3*12=17x+10 12x32=17x+10 12x5=17x+10 5=17x12x+10 5=5x+10 510=5x 15=5x x=15/5 x=3 nw plug in 3 and check if LHS=RHS

Claudilovely
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh my! That's what I got on my first try, but I thought I was wrong. Wow. . . .
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