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anonymous

  • one year ago

please help!!

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  1. anonymous
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  2. Mehek14
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    first subtract 2 - 5

  3. Mehek14
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    @chealseaa_grinn 2-5?

  4. anonymous
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    give me a sec. ill give it a shot

  5. anonymous
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    -3

  6. Mehek14
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    ok so now you have \(\dfrac{4}{x-3}=-3\)

  7. anonymous
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    you get that.

  8. anonymous
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    then add 3

  9. anonymous
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    so then the 3's crosss out?

  10. sdfgsdfgs
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    no, what u need to do next is to multiply by (x-3) on both the left and right hand side of \[\frac{ 4 }{ x-3 }=-3\] so that the bottom part will cross out.

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    and you get 4/x

  12. sdfgsdfgs
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    Not really...on the left hand side... \[\frac{ 4 }{ x-3 }\times \frac{ x-3 }{ x-3 }\] what will u get?

  13. anonymous
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    once you multiply the (x-3) over you end up with 4=(-3)(x--3), right?

  14. anonymous
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    yes.

  15. sdfgsdfgs
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    @atreyu6s3x6 that is correct

  16. anonymous
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    so wouldnt the right side cancel?

  17. anonymous
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    alright well then distribute the -3 through the equation and no not yet

  18. sdfgsdfgs
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    no, there is nothing to cancel on the right: 4=-3(x-3) u need to distribute -3 to (x-3) and then simplify...

  19. anonymous
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    @sdfgsdfgs correct

  20. anonymous
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    okay so 4= 3x+9

  21. sdfgsdfgs
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    almost but it should be 4=-3x+9...

  22. anonymous
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    yes.. so then you simply move the 9 over to the other side

  23. anonymous
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    xo you get -5/3

  24. anonymous
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    almost but it will be a n egative

  25. sdfgsdfgs
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    no again :( 4=-3x+9 -9 on both left and right....

  26. anonymous
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    negative* sorry

  27. anonymous
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    you subtract 9 on both sides. so 4-9=-5

  28. sdfgsdfgs
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    and then divide by -3 on left n right, u get....

  29. anonymous
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    yes. then divide by -3

  30. anonymous
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    in which you end up with?

  31. anonymous
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    5/3?

  32. anonymous
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    the negative does not cancel. so it is -5/3

  33. anonymous
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    because im getting -5/-3 so would it change to positive?

  34. sdfgsdfgs
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    5/3 is the correct ans :) good job @chealseaa_grinn

  35. anonymous
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    that's what i got before. haha you said it was wrong. xD

  36. anonymous
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    oh my bad lol good job you proved me wrong

  37. anonymous
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    haha it's okay. thank you both for explaining. i'm so slow with math. >.<

  38. sdfgsdfgs
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    @chealseaa_grinn u doing fine. getting it slow is better than getting it wrong ;)

  39. anonymous
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    but yea your correct..

  40. anonymous
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    progress is progress no matter what speed thats all that counts

  41. anonymous
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    metal? lol

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