pujan20 one year ago hi i need help for alg 1 honors

1. anonymous

ok whats the question

2. pujan20

3x+2 _______ 8

3. pujan20

i need to find the sum equivilent

4. laughoutloud

the sum equivalent to what?

5. pujan20

the expression.

6. laughoutloud

7. laughoutloud

if any?

8. pujan20

no choices. like my alg. 1 teacher is seeing our progress, but its 20% smh

9. laughoutloud

does the expression look like this? $\frac{ 3x+2 }{ 8 }$

10. pujan20

yep sorry, I'm used to typing equations on mathway

11. pujan20

doesn't say. the question is what sum or difference is equivalent to the expression

12. laughoutloud

that doesn't make sense?

13. pujan20

ik. I'm usually good at algebra

14. laughoutloud

same it's my favorite subject

15. anonymous

I think this might be asking you to split this into 2 fractions

16. laughoutloud

I was thinking the same but the wording is off

17. pujan20

i think its

18. Theloshua

no, haham this is easy. theyre asking you to solve for x

19. pujan20

$\frac{ 5x }{ 8 }$

20. laughoutloud

you can't solve there is no equal sign

21. Theloshua

no, you cannot add the 2 to the 3x because they are different variables

22. pujan20

ohh

23. anonymous

no. 3x and 2 aren't like terms, so they can't be combined $\frac{ 3x+2 }{ 8 }=\frac{ 3x }{ 8 }+\frac{ 2 }{ 8 }$ then reduce 2/8

24. Theloshua

and yes, you can solve for it :)

25. laughoutloud

how?

26. pujan20

but I'm supposed to find the equivalent sum

27. pujan20

28. Theloshua

hold on, let me think. Im trying to figure it out. im pretty sure this has to do with multiplying the fraction

29. anonymous

3x/8 + 2/8 is an equivalent sum to (3x + 2)/8

30. pujan20

omg how didn't i realize that!

31. laughoutloud

yes peachpi is right now you just have to reduce the 2/8

32. pujan20

into 1/4

33. laughoutloud

yes

34. pujan20

thx, but i have 1 more problem like this

35. pujan20

can u help

36. laughoutloud

I can try?

37. pujan20

$\frac{ 3x-2 }{ 9}$

38. laughoutloud

k so split it into two again

39. pujan20

so 3x/9 - 2/9?

40. laughoutloud

yes but the 3x/9 can reduce... I think @peachpi

41. anonymous

yes it does reduce

42. pujan20

into 1x/3 maybe

43. laughoutloud

yes

44. pujan20

omg thx so much!

45. pujan20

u all deserve best response ^v^

46. laughoutloud