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michaelhale
 one year ago
the answer to this is supposed to be 2 but I cant get there 2(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1)can anyone help me with this
michaelhale
 one year ago
the answer to this is supposed to be 2 but I cant get there 2(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1)can anyone help me with this

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tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.12(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1) What did you do first?

michaelhale
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0distribute the 2(x4)

Jamierox4ev3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I will do my best 2(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1). I think this is the problem if i understood correctly right? @michaelhale

michaelhale
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes that is the problem

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Don't just tell me  SHOW me!

Jamierox4ev3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02x+88x+3=2+6x+1

Jamierox4ev3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0combine the like terms then solve like a regular equation

michaelhale
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how did you get +3

Jamierox4ev3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0a negative () times 3 = a positive number, hence +3

Jamierox4ev3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that is how i distributed it

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Don't be afraid to rewrite things a bit. It will help you win the battle. 2(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1) First parentheses 2x + 8  (8x3) = 2  (6x1) Next parentheses 2x + 8  8x + 3 = 2  (6x1) Last parentheses 2x + 8  8x + 3 = 2  6x + 1 See how easy that is to follow, now that we have written the entire expression every step of the way? Okay, now what?

michaelhale
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so when I see (8x_3) I distribute the  sign as a coefficient of 1

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That is a reasonable understanding. It is the same on the last parentheses.

michaelhale
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thank you both I have been beating myself up over this one for a while I got the answer I needed

Jamierox4ev3r
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nice process @tkhunny awesome job! ^.^

michaelhale
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i cant give a best response because you both did awsome

tkhunny
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No worries. You learning is what is important!

chandanjha
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02x+48x+3=26x+1 =>10x+5=6x+3 =>4x=2 =>x=2
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