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anonymous

  • one year ago

solve the equation. 3x + 17 -5x = 12 - (6x + 3) need help with steps, not sure if im doing it right

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  1. Kamille
    • one year ago
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    alright, it is pretty straight forward. can you show what you have done so we can check if you did it alright?

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    looking for x? First distribute the negative to the parentheses and get rid of them. then combine like terms.

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    3x + 17 - 5x = 12 -6x -3 8x + 17 = 9 -6x 8 = -14x?

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    are those steps right, cause i feel like theyre not

  5. Kamille
    • one year ago
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    yea, all good, just some algebra mistakes...\[3x-5x \neq8x\] it should be like that: 3x+17-5x=12-(6x+3) -2x+17=12-6x-3 4x=-8 can you solve for x now?

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh okay so would x = -2

  7. Kamille
    • one year ago
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    yes, that's correct! well done

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Okay thanks so much! :)

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