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anonymous
 one year ago
linear equation 5a+11=a13
anonymous
 one year ago
linear equation 5a+11=a13

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@LegendarySadist @peachpi

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So are we solving for a then?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes why do people keep saying that??

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well it's always good to confirm what the OP is asking for. There are a lot of people on this site who ask their questions in a confusing way so I've just come to confirm at the start rather than later on lol

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Anyways, the way to go about solving this one would be to get all of the a values on one side and all of the number values on the other side.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well a is already positive on the right side, so to bring it over we would subtract it.

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you might think like this: how do I *get rid of a on the right side* ? answer: add a but to keep things equal, you also add a to the left side.

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ok but not just 4. it is 5 a's take away 1 a.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0open study whenever i get on its always acting wierd

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2start over, and to it carefully 5a+11=a13 add a to both sides. what do you get? (and write out the whole equation)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hold on one sec i need to draw it and it wont let me i'm going to refresh the page.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1439758244788:dw

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ok, except a+a is not 0 (it is 2a) try adding a to both sides

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2start over, 5a+11=a13 add a to both sides. Just write a on both sides. can you do that ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you show me the steps to the answer i already know the answer its 6

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0of how you would you do it

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes, we will get the answer. I would add a to both sides. that means write a on both sides can you try to do that ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0can you show me in drawing of how the step would be?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you write a on both sides , like this 5a+11 a =a13  a

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2if we look just at the "a" part , on the right side you have 1a take away 1 a on the left side you have 5 a's take away 1 a

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2can you write out the whole equation? start with 5a+11 a =a13  a and simplify both sides. can you do that ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.05a+a=a13a ? is that what i would do on the right side

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you start with 5a+11 a =a+ 13 + a you can switch the order of the right side (if you want) to 5a+11 a =a+ a + 13 what is a+ a ?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2and 2+ 2 or 3+ 3 or a+ a always adds up to 0

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.25a+11 a =a+ a + 13 the right side, a+ a is 0 so you get 5a + 11 a = 0 + 13 0 + 13 is 13 , right?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so far we figured out 5a + 11 a = 13 now look at the left side. it says 5 a's and 11 and take away 1 a we can simplify 5 a's take away 1 a.

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ok, but try to get in the habit of writing the whole equation 5 a's take away 1 a is 4 a"s (we write it 4a) what is the whole equation?

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes. if you had 5 cows and took away 1 cow, how many cows would you have? it works the same for a's

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2notice if you could make the 11 "go away" you would have 4a by itself luckily we can make 11 go away. we add 11 and we have to add 11 to the other side to keep things equal write 11 on both sides.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then subtract 11to both sides 24 so then it would be 4a=24

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes. if we do it this way: 4a+11+11=13+11 then on the left we have 11+11 which is 0 (just like a+a is zero) and on the right side 13 + 11 is 24 so you have 4a = 24 the last step is to divide both sides by 4 \[ \frac{4a}{4} = \frac{24}{4} \]

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2it might not be obvious , by 4a/4 is just a

phi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2yes. good job. if you do a bunch of these problems, it will start to make sense.
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