anonymous
  • anonymous
solve the equation 5(10-x)-2(3x+5=-37
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johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
5(10 - x) - 2(3x + 5) = -37 we need to distribute first...do you know how to do this?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes... I got all the way but the answer I got doesn't make sense on the assignment I have to complete.
anonymous
  • anonymous
I got -3/11

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anonymous
  • anonymous
x=-3/11
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
Well here let's see what you did...mind posting the steps you took?
anonymous
  • anonymous
distributed the 5 first to equal... 50-5x distributed the -2 to equal.... -6x-10 I combined like terms... 40-11x=-37 And now by writing it all down I understand what I did wrong... I forgot about the negative sign on the 37 that's why the answer wasn't making sense... so now its ...x=7
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
That is correct! good job for catching your mistake!
anonymous
  • anonymous
lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks!!!
johnweldon1993
  • johnweldon1993
no problem!

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