anonymous
  • anonymous
A.Given the equation 5x − 4 = –2(3x + 2), solve for the variable. Explain each step and justify your process. B.Megan solved a similar equation below. Is Megan's solution correct? Explain why or why not. 3(2x − 4) = 5x − 1 6x − 12 = 5x − 1 11x − 12 = –1 11x = 11 x = 11
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katieb
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anonymous
  • anonymous
ok please distribute the -2 to the parentheses on the right side
anonymous
  • anonymous
(3x+-2)
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
\[\large 5x - 4 =-2(3x + 2) => 5x - 4 = -2(3x) + -2(2)\]

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calculusxy
  • calculusxy
What is -2(3x) and -2(2) ?
anonymous
  • anonymous
^^ would that be the top piece for my answer cuz i have to put the steps on how i got the answer
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
Yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
just finish going through how to get it and you will know what to put for your answer but don't worry about it yet
anonymous
  • anonymous
then what
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
what next
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
What did you get after your distributed -2 to the numbers inside of the parenthesis?
anonymous
  • anonymous
-2(3x)=-6 -2(2)= -4
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
Since you multiplied -2 with 3x, it's -6x. \[\large 5x - 4 = -6x -4 => 5x - 4 + 6x = -6x - 4 + 6x => 11x -4 = -4\]
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
\[11x -4 = -4\]
anonymous
  • anonymous
thats it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
And then solve for x.
anonymous
  • anonymous
like that
anonymous
  • anonymous
so far
anonymous
  • anonymous
its worth 10 points i really need to pass this question lol
anonymous
  • anonymous
anyone??
calculusxy
  • calculusxy
Instead of putting this symbol \[=>\] just press 'enter' and go to the line below. also you need to solve for x. \[\large 11x - 4 = -4 \] \[\large 11x - 4 + 4 = -4 + 4\] \[\large 11x = 0\] this shows that x is 0
anonymous
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anonymous
  • anonymous
what about part B

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