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  • one year ago

What is the value of y? 6(5 + 3) = 6 • 5 + 6 • y

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i get 1 1/3 but is there another answer that i can not find???

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Peaches15 @nincompoop

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    if anyone dose not know then do you now anyone who can help???

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Michele_Laino

  5. Michele_Laino
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    here we can to compute the left side as below: 6(5+3)=6*5+6*3=...?

  6. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    I got a different solution.

  7. anonymous
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    what would that be and just to let you now my computer is acting up on me

  8. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    hint: if I simplify the left side, I get: \[\Large 30 + 18 = 30 + 6y\] now I subtract at both sides 30, so I can write this: \[\Large 30 + 18 - 30 = 30 + 6y - 30\] please simplify

  9. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    This problem is an exercise on the distributive property. \(\Large a(b + c) = ab + ac\) Here is an example with numbers: \(\Large 3(4 + 7) = 3 \cdot 4 + 3 \cdot 7\) You take the number outside the parentheses, and you multiply it by both numbers inside the parentheses. You separate the two multiplications by the same operation that is inside the parentheses.

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    i so far got 18=6y is that correct @Michele_Laino

  11. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Now let's look at your problem: \(\Large 6(5 + 3)\) Let's apply the distributive property to it: \(\Large 6(5 + 3) = 6 \cdot 5 + 6 \cdot \_\_\) What goes in the blank?

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so 3=y

  13. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    yes! now, please I divide both sides by 6, so I get: \[\Large \frac{{18}}{6} = \frac{{6y}}{6}\] again, please simplify

  14. anonymous
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    so 3=y

  15. Michele_Laino
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    correct!

  16. anonymous
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    thanks

  17. Michele_Laino
    • one year ago
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    :)

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