anonymous
  • anonymous
Need help Solving equation! 7(x+2) + 3 = -5(x-3) -1
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anonymous
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pooja195
  • pooja195
Distribute 7(x+2)
anonymous
  • anonymous
7x+14

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pooja195
  • pooja195
7x+14+3=-5(x-3) -1 Distribute -5(x-3)
anonymous
  • anonymous
-5x+15
pooja195
  • pooja195
7x+14+3=-5x+15-1 now combine like terms
anonymous
  • anonymous
i got 12x=-9
anonymous
  • anonymous
so -3/9?
pooja195
  • pooja195
Nope whats 14+3 ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
17
anonymous
  • anonymous
oops i see my mistake
anonymous
  • anonymous
give me a sec
pooja195
  • pooja195
hmm ok try again :)
anonymous
  • anonymous
12x= -11
anonymous
  • anonymous
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pooja195
  • pooja195
Simplify both sides of the equation. 7x+14+3=−5x+15−1 Simplify 7x+14+3=−5x+15−1 7x+14+3=−5x+15+−1 (7x)+(14+3)=(−5x)+(15+−1)(Combine Like Terms) 7x+17=−5x+14 7x+17=−5x+14 Add 5x to both sides. 7x+17+5x=−5x+14+5x 12x+17=14 Subtract 17 from both sides. 12x+17−17=14−17 12x=−3 Divide both sides by 12.
anonymous
  • anonymous
OK i got -4
anonymous
  • anonymous
or would we leave it as a fraction

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