Mrfootballman97 2 years ago Medal to person who answers:

1. Mrfootballman97

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2. Mrfootballman97

@mathstudent55 can you help?

3. mathstudent55

Same idea as before. Multiply two segments of one chord and set equal to the product of the two segments of the other chord: 2(3x - 2) = 5x

4. mathstudent55

Now you need to solve that equation for x.

5. Mrfootballman97

hmmm im having trouble

6. mathstudent55

First, you need to distribute the 2 on the left side.

7. Mrfootballman97

yeah so 6x = 4

8. mathstudent55

An example of the distributive property os: 2(4x - 8) = 2*4x - 2*8 = 8x - 16 Now apply the distributive property to 2(3x - 2)

9. mathstudent55

There is no equal sign inside the left side. The left side is simply 2(3x - 2)

10. Mrfootballman97

oops i meant 6x - 4

11. mathstudent55

Good, now that is equal to 5x, so write that.

12. Mrfootballman97

6x - 4 = 5x

13. mathstudent55

Now subtract 5x from both sides.

14. Mrfootballman97

is the final answer -1x = 4?

15. Mrfootballman97

i mean -4

16. Mrfootballman97

it cant be

17. Mrfootballman97

1x - 4

18. mathstudent55

You are very close. You are correct that there is a 4 on the right side. Look on the left side. You have 6x on the left side and you subtracted from it 5x. What is 6x - 5x?

19. mathstudent55

6x - 4 = 5x 6x - 5x = 4

20. Mrfootballman97

is it 1x?

21. Mrfootballman97

so 1x = 4

22. Mrfootballman97

so is 3 the final answer?

23. Mrfootballman97

no because 5 + 3 is not 9

24. Mrfootballman97

ughh im getting frustrated lol

25. mathstudent55

1x = 4 means x = 4. x = 4 is the final answer

26. Mrfootballman97

lol i completely missed that

27. mathstudent55

1x is the same as x. 1b is the same as b. etc.

28. Mrfootballman97

yeah i forgot about that. Thanks!