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

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0distribute the 2(x4)

Jamierox4ev3r
 3 years 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

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes that is the problem

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

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

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

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

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

tkhunny
 3 years 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?

anonymous
 3 years 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
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1That is a reasonable understanding. It is the same on the last parentheses.

anonymous
 3 years 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
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0nice process @tkhunny awesome job! ^.^

anonymous
 3 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i cant give a best response because you both did awsome

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

anonymous
 3 years 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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