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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
 8 months ago
 8 months 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
 8 months ago
 8 months ago

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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
2(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1) What did you do first?
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michaelhaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
distribute the 2(x4)
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Jamierox4ev3rBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I will do my best 2(x4)(8x3)=2(6x1). I think this is the problem if i understood correctly right? @michaelhale
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michaelhaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes that is the problem
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Don't just tell me  SHOW me!
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Jamierox4ev3rBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2x+88x+3=2+6x+1
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Jamierox4ev3rBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
combine the like terms then solve like a regular equation
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michaelhaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
how did you get +3
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Jamierox4ev3rBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
a negative () times 3 = a positive number, hence +3
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Jamierox4ev3rBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
that is how i distributed it
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Don'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?
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michaelhaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so when I see (8x_3) I distribute the  sign as a coefficient of 1
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
That is a reasonable understanding. It is the same on the last parentheses.
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michaelhaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you both I have been beating myself up over this one for a while I got the answer I needed
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Jamierox4ev3rBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
nice process @tkhunny awesome job! ^.^
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michaelhaleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i cant give a best response because you both did awsome
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tkhunnyBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No worries. You learning is what is important!
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chandanjhaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
2x+48x+3=26x+1 =>10x+5=6x+3 =>4x=2 =>x=2
 8 months ago
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