## amandasoto144 2 years ago PLEASE!!!! HELP ME!!! Solve: 5(x+6)less than or equal to 3x-4 a) x greater than or equal to -17 b) x greater than or equal to 17 c) x less than or equal to -17 d) x less than or equal to -5

1. jdoe0001

what if you had say Solve: 5(x+6) = 3x-4 and were to solve for "x", what would that give you?

2. warningiflirt

|dw:1373311337827:dw| first you have to distribute

3. amandasoto144

so it would be 5x+30 and the rest would be the same if i distributed right??

4. warningiflirt

|dw:1373311655651:dw| now move the x to one side

5. amandasoto144

I know i had to distribute, first, but after that, i am soo lost

6. amandasoto144

im sorry, im stuck on dumb when it comes to math

7. warningiflirt

ok ill give it to you step by step hold on

8. texaschic101

5(x + 6) < = 3x - 4 (distribute the 5 through the parenthesis) 5x + 30 <= 3x - 4 (subtract 3x from both sides) 5x - 3x + 30 <= 3x - 3x - 4 (combine like terms) 2x + 30 <= -4 (subtract 30 from each side) 2x + 30 - 30 <= -4 - 30 (combine like terms) 2x <= -34 (divide both sides by 2) 2x/2 <= -34/2 x <= -17 (x is less then or equal to -17) Any questions ?

9. amandasoto144

your second step, TEXASCHIC, i dont think im suppose to subtract 3x??

10. warningiflirt

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11. amandasoto144

OH, ok! than you both, now i understand, than you both sooo much

12. warningiflirt

you need to do the reverse of +3, so you -3

13. warningiflirt

14. amandasoto144

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15. warningiflirt

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16. amandasoto144

Ok thank you