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anonymous

  • one year ago

Simplify -4x - x.

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  1. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    Consider that x = 1

  2. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    what is -4 - 1?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -3?

  4. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    no

  5. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    Not really

  6. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    that would be -4 + 1

  7. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    factor the x, it will make it easier for you to understand :)

  8. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    You have to go one unit to the left of -4.

  9. Hero
    • one year ago
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    -4x - x = -(4x + x)

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh i just assumed because its positive

  11. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    SO now what's your answer?

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -5

  13. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    where is the variable?

  14. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1436396787393:dw|

  15. AbdullahM
    • one year ago
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    we can't drop that, now can we?

  16. Mehek14
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    attach the variable

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    there is none its just a x

  18. Mehek14
    • one year ago
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    yes so put that x in your answer

  19. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    so you would have -5x

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh okay

  21. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    remember that they are like terms (you must include the variable)

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    thank you

  23. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    You're welcome :)

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