## anonymous one year ago I need some help really quik i will fan you

1. marihelenh

Help on what?

2. anonymous

Two equations are shown: Equation 1: 3/4(x−12)=12 Equation 2: 3/4y−12=12 Solve each equation. Then, enter a number in each box to make this statement true. The value of x is: The value of y is:

3. anonymous

Hello?

4. marihelenh

The first thing you need to do is multiply each side by the denominator so you can get rid of it.|dw:1437491706702:dw|

5. anonymous

ok makes sence

6. marihelenh

You can do the same with the second equation:|dw:1437491869576:dw|

7. anonymous

ya cause they both have 3/4 that makes complete sence

8. marihelenh

Good. Did you get an answer?

9. anonymous

hold on im doing it right now

10. anonymous

|dw:1437492080749:dw|

11. anonymous

so the nsubtract 12 from each side then u get|dw:1437492189668:dw|

12. anonymous

correct??

13. marihelenh

You actually have to distribute the 12.|dw:1437492350008:dw|

14. marihelenh

|dw:1437492469026:dw|

15. anonymous

oh ok then u can get rid of the other 12 after ok

16. anonymous

but it wnt be a 12

17. anonymous

then the 3 becomes easier to divide

18. marihelenh

What do you mean?

19. anonymous

because my way you had to divide 3 by 4

20. marihelenh

When you did it, did you try and cancel out the 12s on the right side?

21. anonymous

ya both 12s

22. marihelenh

That's where you went wrong, you can't cancel those out. It isn't subtraction throughout, you have to use the distributive property.|dw:1437492831341:dw|

23. anonymous

i dont understand

24. marihelenh

The outside number has to be multiplied each term inside the parentheses. |dw:1437492979246:dw|

25. anonymous

oh ok but dood sursly his is taking really long

26. anonymous

its been half an hour

27. marihelenh

I am well aware. I have been trying to tell you to distribute. That is the only thing that is holding you up. If you would distribute, you would get the answers pretty quickly.

28. anonymous

ok

29. marihelenh

I actually already gave you the x value which was the harder of the two to get.

30. anonymous

does y = 12

31. marihelenh

No, y=49/16

32. anonymous

oh thats x nm

33. anonymous

thanks