A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

A student attempted to generate an equivalent expression using the distributive property, as shown below: 4(x + 2) = x + 8 What was the mistake made?

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    4 was not multiplied by x 4 was not multiplied by 2 Incorrect sign was used for the first term Incorrect sign was used for the second term

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @IrishBoy123

  3. pooja195
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    When distributing u need to distribute equally u have ti distribute the 4 to everything in the parentheses

  4. pooja195
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    If that helps try to figure out the answer

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i'd help you but i suck at math especially with the letters

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    lol its fine ^ @TheForgottenDogs

  7. pooja195
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    @KAKES1967 did u understand what i said?

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I got 4 was not multiplied by 2 out of your explanation

  9. pooja195
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    It was multiplied by 4 was not multipled by x \(\huge\color{red}{4}\)\(\huge\color{black}({x+2})\)

  10. IrishBoy123
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    |dw:1438804471840:dw|

  11. pooja195
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    We need to multiply the 4 by the x and 2 not just the 2

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Oh its A because they both have to be mupltiplied

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    *multiplied

  14. pooja195
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    yes

  15. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.