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justingresham14

  • one year ago

Solve: 2(x + 1) = −8 5 −3 −5 −4.5

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  1. austinL
    • one year ago
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    Ok, We would first want to distribute on the left side of the equation. Could you do that for me?

  2. NobodySpecial
    • one year ago
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    2(-5+1) = -8 x = -5

  3. austinL
    • one year ago
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    @NobodySpecial We don't just give answers, nor do we not show our work.

  4. goformit100
    • one year ago
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    2(x + 1) = −8 or, 2x + 2 = -8 or, 2x = -10 or, x = -5........................................Ans.

  5. NobodySpecial
    • one year ago
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    2(-5 + 1) = -8 is my work....

  6. austinL
    • one year ago
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    That isn't work, that is using a guess and check technique. @goformit100 used an algebraic method that I had planned on guiding the asker through.

  7. NobodySpecial
    • one year ago
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    Guess and check works fine with multiple choice.

  8. austinL
    • one year ago
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    One last thing before I go, Guess and check may work fine for multiple choice. However, to apply this to later problems that do not offer choices for answers; you need to know how to solve the problems algebraically.

  9. NobodySpecial
    • one year ago
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    @austinL I agree completely.

  10. goformit100
    • one year ago
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    I am Sorry Sir. Please Excuse me for my deeds :'(

  11. austinL
    • one year ago
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    @goformit100 You aren't the one that I was referring to...

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