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  • one year ago

Solve: 2(4x-3) – 8 = 4 + 2x

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Do you know what the distributive property is?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes it's going to be 8x-6-8=4+2x

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Right. So now you're gonna want to get all of the x terms on one side and all the normal terms on the other.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Combine like terms on the left side. Add 14 to both sides. Subtract 2x from both sides.

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Right, good job. So what will it look like now?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    8x-2x=4+14

  7. anonymous
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    Right, which is just \(6x=18\) Now all you have to do is divide to get x alone.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    10/6 is reduced to 3

  9. anonymous
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    Correct! So \(x=3\) :)

  10. anonymous
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    yes thanks can yhu help with another one

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Solve: 5(1 - 5x) + 5(-8x + 2) = -4x – 8x. Round your answer to four decimal places.

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