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  • one year ago

Solve −2(2x + 5) − 3 = −3(x − 1). @horsegirl27

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  1. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    So, first distribute -2 and -3. Do you know how to distribute?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes

  3. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    Ok, so distribute on both sides, and tell me what you get :)

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -4X-10-3 = -3X+1 -4X-13=-3X+1 -4X+3X=1+13X -X=14X X=-14

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    then i get -4x+5-3=-3x-1

  6. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    Next, get x on one side, add 3x to both the left and right side

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -1x+5-3=-1

  8. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    yay! Now, 5-3?

  9. anonymous
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    -1x+2=-1

  10. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    Goo, now -2 on both sides?

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    x=3

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    but thats not one of my answer choices

  13. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    hmmm lets go back through our work

  14. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    What are your answer choices?

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    the equation was suppose to be -4x+(-10)-3=-3x-(-3)

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    what do i do after

  17. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    hmm one sec

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    am just going to guess and get it wrong

  19. horsegirl27
    • one year ago
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    I am so so so so so sorry!! I would never leave in the middle of helping, but my computer froze

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