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anonymous
 one year ago
How can 1/5x − 2 = 1/3x + 8 be set up as a system of equations?
anonymous
 one year ago
How can 1/5x − 2 = 1/3x + 8 be set up as a system of equations?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If you say that each equation is equal to some yvalue, then you can get a system. I assume you mean 1/5x to be \(\frac{1}{5}x\) and 1/3x to be \(\frac{1}{3}x\), correct?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright, then let's just say each side of the equality is equal to y. Then we can have this: \(y = \frac{1}{5}x 2\) \(y=\frac{1}{3}x + 8\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you show me whats next

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, that's just the set up in order to turn it into a system of equations. Did you need to solve it as well?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well let me show you the answer choices

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05y5x=10 3y3x=24 5y5x=10 3y+3x=24 5y+x=10 3y+x=24 5yx=10 3yx=24

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Oh, okay, so then we have to turn it into some sort of general form. Well, if we start with \(y = \frac{1}{5}x2\), we first want to get rid of the fraction. Do you know how to eliminate fractions in these equations?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i knnow you would have to multiply

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah. You would multiply by an LCD of any fractions in the equation. Of course the only denominator we have is a 5, so we just multiply everything by 5. Are you comfortable doing that?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you please do it for me. i already tried

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, you see why multiplying everything by 5 is what we need to do, yes?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So if I do this: \(5*y = 5*\frac{1}{5}x  5*2\) I get \(5y = x  10\) That okay on your end?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok.... so which one of my answer choices would that be?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, all of your answer choices have the 5y part as being positive and the number by itself. So that means I want to subtract x from both sides. \(5y = x  10\) \(x x\) \(5y  x = 10\)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0okay thank you so much
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