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  • one year ago

How many solutions can be found for the equation 5x + 3(x − 1) = 10x − 2x − 3? None One Two Infinitely many

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    First solve the equation: 5x + 3(x - 1) = 10x - 2x - 3 Start with 3(x - 1) what is that?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    idk what x is

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    your just multiplying it so it would be 3x-3

  4. anonymous
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    um

  5. anonymous
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    the x is confusing me

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    first you have to simplify each side which is 5x+3x-3=10x-2x-3 Then you combine like terms so its 8x-3=8x-3. Since both sides are identical, there are infinite solutions

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Now, you have 5x - 3x - 3 = 10x - 2x - 3

  8. anonymous
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    Put all the same type variables on one side: 5x - 3x - 2x + 10x = -3 - 3

  9. anonymous
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    Now simplify that: 10x = -6 Divide 10/6 = 1 2/3 No solution.

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