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anonymous

  • one year ago

PLEASE CHECK MY ANSWER :) Problem: 1/2x-8=-3/2x+2 Answer: -13.3 If wrong please explain why.

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  1. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    1/2x - 8 = -3/2x + 2 -- get rid of fractions by multiplying by common denominator of 2 x - 16 = -3x + 4 x + 3x = 4 + 16 4x = 20 x = 20/4 x = 5

  2. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    Its the way the question is written..... Is it : (1/2x) - 8 = (-3/2x) + 2 or 1/(2x - 8) = -3/(2x + 2)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    The problem is 1/2x-8=-3/2x+2

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so the first one

  5. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    so there is no parenthesis in the problem ??

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    no there is not

  7. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    @Loser66 .....

  8. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    with no parenthesis, the problem can be interpreted 2 ways giving you 2 different answers. Lets see what loser says

  9. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    @ganeshie8 ...what would you do

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    can I ask you another question while waiting? @texaschic101

  11. ganeshie8
    • one year ago
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    Exatly! as the question stands, the solution looks good to me! Sure, OP needs to know how to use latex/parenthesis properly..

  12. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    thx ganshie.....so x = 5

  13. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    oops...spelled it wrong...meant ganeshie

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so X=5

  15. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    yes

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank You so much!!!!!!!!

  17. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    just remember, if you have a problem like this...with fractions, you can get rid of the fractions by multiplying everything by the common denominator

  18. texaschic101
    • one year ago
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    or you can just solve it leaving the fractions in....whatever is easiest for you

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