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  • one year ago

FAN AND MEDAL!!! Solve for x: 2 over 3 (x - 4) = 2x. A) 2 B) -2 C) -8 D) -4

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  1. anonymous
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    What is your understanding of this question?

  2. anonymous
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    Don't let the variables on both sides throw you off :)

  3. anonymous
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    I tried it but the fractions are throwing me off.

  4. anonymous
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    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:

  5. anonymous
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    What do you think an inverse operation means?

  6. anonymous
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    idk

  7. anonymous
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    It means to multiply the opposite (or reciprocal) of the fraction on both sides.

  8. anonymous
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    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?

  9. anonymous
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    Yes So it is now 2x - 8 = 6x ?

  10. anonymous
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    How did you get -8 and 6x?

  11. anonymous
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    Is it B?

  12. anonymous
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    |dw:1434039032835:dw|

  13. anonymous
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    How did you get that answer?

  14. anonymous
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    Plugged in? ;)

  15. anonymous
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    I don't know how to explain how I got it. I just solved for x.

  16. anonymous
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    Then, great job… that is correct.

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks!

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