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ExoticInspirit

  • one year ago

4x-12/6x how do i solve

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  1. Mertsj
    • one year ago
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    That is not an equation. Equations have equal signs.

  2. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    rational expression?

  3. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    either way i need help

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    which of these is your problem? |dw:1437444806204:dw|

  5. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    the one on top

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    are you trying to reduce it?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    what is the problem asking you to do?

  8. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    simplify

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    you can't do anything with the x's because the 12 doesn't have an x. You can cancel out the gcf of the numbers 4,12, and 6

  10. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    this|dw:1437445105522:dw|

  11. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    i did this so far im not sure

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    that's right. then the 2's cancel

  13. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    oh do i need to divide the 2 and 3 after i cancel out the other twos

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no I'd leave it as\[\frac{ 2x-6 }{ 3x }\]

  15. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    cant i simplify it more?

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    You can split the fraction, but I don't know if that's actually simpler

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1437445320003:dw|

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    then reduce each of those

  19. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1437445369327:dw|

  20. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    than i can cross out the twos? and it would equal 3x

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no you can't do that. you have to reduce each fraction individually|dw:1437445441349:dw|

  22. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    oh i see but cant i simplify it even more? like subtract 2-2 and 3-x

  23. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    and if i cant do you know the reason why

  24. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no. remember to subtract fractions you need a common denominator. 3x was the common denominator before we split the fractions

  25. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    but if i was multiplying would it work if i did 2(2) and 3(x)

  26. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yes that works for multiplication.

  27. exoticinspirit
    • one year ago
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    oh okay thank you so very much

  28. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    you're welcome

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