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  • one year ago

Please help The difference between negative three times a number and five more than twice the number

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    difference between means - more than = + number = x

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -3 * x (5 * 2)? that doesnt look right.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    (-3 * x) (5 *2x) -3x - 2x = -5x - 5? idk.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @satellite73 is this correct?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @jim_thompson5910 ?

  6. anonymous
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    @triciaal ?

  7. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    \[\large -3n - (5 + 2n) \] is this the expression?

  8. anonymous
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    well it looks right.. im not sure

  9. calculusxy
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    well if this is the case then we an have an invisible one in front of the parenthesis \[\large -3n - 1(5 + 2n) = -3 - 5 -2n \]

  10. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    now what you have to do is combine the like terms.

  11. anonymous
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    -3 would be -3n right?

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    if so, -3n - 2n = -5n - 5 :)

  13. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    remember that you only have -3 - 5 -2n

  14. triciaal
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1441163308333:dw|

  15. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    sorry i made a mistake \[\large -3n - 5 - 2n = -5n - 5 \]

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    okay im confused now lol was i wrong

  17. calculusxy
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    no you're correct :)

  18. anonymous
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    okay thanks! :D

  19. calculusxy
    • one year ago
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    you're welcome :)

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