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  • one year ago

Solve for x. Express the answer in simplest form. 2/1 = 8x - 2 / 9

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  1. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Hey there :D is there answer choices ?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Nope.

  3. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Ok first we simplify 2/1 to get what?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    2

  5. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Goo we we have\[2=8x-\frac{ 2 }{ 9 }\] left ok now what do we do next?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oops, should have specified= \[2 = (8x - 2) / 9\]

  7. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    nope we add 2/9 to both sides and what do we get?

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    http://prntscr.com/7chi80 ;)

  9. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    we add on both sides 2+2/9=?

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ? I'm not following.

  11. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    we are tying to x by its self so we add on both sides b.c its negative

  12. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    you get it now @hputerpop

  13. whpalmer4
    • one year ago
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    So the actual problem is \[\frac{2}{1} = \frac{8x-2}{9}\]

  14. whpalmer4
    • one year ago
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    or \[\frac{2}{1} = 8x - \frac{2}{9}\]

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yep

  16. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    Or i was doing the 2/1=8x one

  17. jagr2713
    • one year ago
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    do u understand @hputerpop

  18. whpalmer4
    • one year ago
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    Unclear which one you said "yep" to... \[\frac{2}{1} = \frac{8x-2}{9}\]I would cross-multiply: \[2*9 = 1*(8x-2)\]\[18=8x-2\]\[20=8x\]\[x=\]

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