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lvasquev462
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok i have 7x  9  2x = 10  3x + 5 Solve

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well, you combine like terms, so what are the like terms?

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well let's look at it (7x)+( 9)+( 2x) = (10)+( 3x)+(5) you know that subtraction is adding a negative, so what is the sum of the like terms on the left side of the equation?

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1close, let's just look at the cooeficients, 7+(2)

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1right, now what are the like terms on the right side of the equation.

lvasquev462
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nothing just the 3x right

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well a like term does not have to contain a variable

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so 10 and 5 are like terms because they don't have variables. like terms have the same variable, it could be x or nothing at all. x^2 and x are not like terms, but 4x^2 and 8x^2 are, and 3x and 6x are. at the same time 3 and 9 are like terms in an equation

lvasquev462
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah kinda but i can go through it

lvasquev462
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so it will be 15 right

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1right , so what is the equation with the combined like terms

siegel
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1slow down, just put in what you said were like terms
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