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anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
@mathstudent55 can you help?
mathstudent55
  • 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

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mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Now you need to solve that equation for x.
anonymous
  • anonymous
hmmm im having trouble
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
First, you need to distribute the 2 on the left side.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah so 6x = 4
mathstudent55
  • 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)
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
There is no equal sign inside the left side. The left side is simply 2(3x - 2)
anonymous
  • anonymous
oops i meant 6x - 4
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Good, now that is equal to 5x, so write that.
anonymous
  • anonymous
6x - 4 = 5x
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
Now subtract 5x from both sides.
anonymous
  • anonymous
is the final answer -1x = 4?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i mean -4
anonymous
  • anonymous
it cant be
anonymous
  • anonymous
1x - 4
mathstudent55
  • 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?
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
6x - 4 = 5x 6x - 5x = 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
is it 1x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so 1x = 4
anonymous
  • anonymous
so is 3 the final answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
no because 5 + 3 is not 9
anonymous
  • anonymous
ughh im getting frustrated lol
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
1x = 4 means x = 4. x = 4 is the final answer
anonymous
  • anonymous
lol i completely missed that
mathstudent55
  • mathstudent55
1x is the same as x. 1b is the same as b. etc.
anonymous
  • anonymous
yeah i forgot about that. Thanks!

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