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anonymous
 one year ago
Solve −2(2x + 5) − 3 = −3(x − 1).
anonymous
 one year ago
Solve −2(2x + 5) − 3 = −3(x − 1).

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moazzam07
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.02(2x+5)3=3(x1) Since 3 does not contain the variable to solve for, move it to the righthand side of the equation by adding 3 to both sides. 2(2x+5)=33(x1) Multiply 3 by each term inside the parentheses (x1). 2(2x+5)=3+(3(x)3(1)) Multiply 3 by the x inside the parentheses. 2(2x+5)=3+(3*x3(1)) Multiply 3 by x to get 3x. 2(2x+5)=3+(3x3(1)) Multiply 3 by the 1 inside the parentheses. 2(2x+5)=3+(3x+3*1) Multiply 3 by 1 to get 3. 2(2x+5)=3+(3x+3) Remove the parentheses around the expression 3x+3. 2(2x+5)=33x+3 Add 3 to 3 to get 6. 2(2x+5)=63x Reorder the polynomial 63x alphabetically from left to right, starting with the highest order term. 2(2x+5)=3x+6 Multiply 2 by each term inside the parentheses (2x+5). (2(2x)2(5))=3x+6 Multiply 2 by the 2x inside the parentheses. (2*2x2(5))=3x+6 Multiply 2 by 2x to get 4x. (4x2(5))=3x+6 Multiply 2 by the 5 inside the parentheses. (4x2*5)=3x+6 Multiply 2 by 5 to get 10. (4x10)=3x+6 Remove the parentheses around the expression 4x10. 4x10=3x+6 Since 3x contains the variable to solve for, move it to the lefthand side of the equation by adding 3x to both sides. 4x10+3x=6 According to the distributive property, for any numbers a, b, and c, a(b+c)=ab+ac and (b+c)a=ba+ca. Here, x is a factor of both 4x and 3x. (4+3)x10=6 To add integers with different signs, subtract their absolute values and give the result the same sign as the integer with the greater absolute value. In this example, subtract the absolute values of 4 and 3 and give the result the same sign as the integer with the greater absolute value. (1)x10=6 Remove the parentheses. x10=6 Since 10 does not contain the variable to solve for, move it to the righthand side of the equation by adding 10 to both sides. x=10+6 Add 6 to 10 to get 16. x=16 Multiply each term in the equation by 1. x*1=16*1 Multiply x by 1 to get x. x=16*1 Multiply 16 by 1 to get 16. x=16 Source(s): Algebra Solved!

moazzam07
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0−2(2x + 5) − 3 = −3(x − 1) 4x  10 3 = 3x+3 4x +3x = 3 +10 +3 x = 16 x = 16

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thank you very much @moazzam07
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