anonymous
  • anonymous
the answer to this is supposed to be 2 but I cant get there -2(x-4)-(8x-3)=2-(6x-1)can anyone help me with this
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tkhunny
  • tkhunny
-2(x-4)-(8x-3)=2-(6x-1) What did you do first?
anonymous
  • anonymous
distribute the -2(x-4)
Jamierox4ev3r
  • Jamierox4ev3r
I will do my best -2(x-4)-(8x-3)=2-(-6x-1). I think this is the problem if i understood correctly right? @michaelhale

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anonymous
  • anonymous
yes that is the problem
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
Don't just tell me - SHOW me!
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2(x-4),-2x+8
Jamierox4ev3r
  • Jamierox4ev3r
-2x+8-8x+3=2+6x+1
Jamierox4ev3r
  • Jamierox4ev3r
combine the like terms then solve like a regular equation
anonymous
  • anonymous
how did you get +3
Jamierox4ev3r
  • Jamierox4ev3r
a negative (-) times -3 = a positive number, hence +3
Jamierox4ev3r
  • Jamierox4ev3r
that is how i distributed it
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
Don't be afraid to rewrite things a bit. It will help you win the battle. -2(x-4)-(8x-3)=2-(6x-1) First parentheses -2x + 8 - (8x-3) = 2 - (6x-1) Next parentheses -2x + 8 - 8x + 3 = 2 - (6x-1) 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?
anonymous
  • anonymous
so when I see -(8x_3) I distribute the - sign as a coefficient of -1
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
That is a reasonable understanding. It is the same on the last parentheses.
anonymous
  • anonymous
thank you both I have been beating myself up over this one for a while I got the answer I needed
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
Woo-hoo! Good work!
Jamierox4ev3r
  • Jamierox4ev3r
nice process @tkhunny awesome job! ^.^
anonymous
  • anonymous
i cant give a best response because you both did awsome
tkhunny
  • tkhunny
No worries. You learning is what is important!
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2x+4-8x+3=2-6x+1 =>-10x+5=-6x+3 =>-4x=-2 =>x=2

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