anonymous
  • anonymous
FAN AND MEDAL!!! Solve for x: 2 over 3 (x - 4) = 2x. A) 2 B) -2 C) -8 D) -4
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schrodinger
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What is your understanding of this question?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Don't let the variables on both sides throw you off :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
I tried it but the fractions are throwing me off.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Ah, it's always those pesky fractions… remember to get rid of them, take it's inverse on both sides of the equation! Like this:
anonymous
  • anonymous
What do you think an inverse operation means?
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk
anonymous
  • anonymous
It means to multiply the opposite (or reciprocal) of the fraction on both sides.
anonymous
  • anonymous
For example… if I were trying to get rid of 1/2, I would multiply it by 2/1 on both sides. Is it clear so far?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes So it is now 2x - 8 = 6x ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
How did you get -8 and 6x?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Is it B?
anonymous
  • anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
How did you get that answer?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Plugged in? ;)
anonymous
  • anonymous
I don't know how to explain how I got it. I just solved for x.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Then, great job… that is correct.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Thanks!

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