gabbyalicorn
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What is the value of a?
Mathematics
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What is the value of a?
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gabbyalicorn
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LynFran
  • LynFran
step 1. distribute -3 to the parentheses

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gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
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LynFran
  • LynFran
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gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
hmm but I don't see how we can add multiply or subtract them since they all have different variables
LynFran
  • LynFran
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gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
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LynFran
  • LynFran
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LynFran
  • LynFran
now subtract 18 frm both sides of the equation
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
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LynFran
  • LynFran
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gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
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Jhannybean
  • Jhannybean
@gabbyalicorn do you know what you're doing, or rather, what "a" means?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
I thought we are still trying to find out what A means
LynFran
  • LynFran
-6-18 isnt 12
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
wait... are we doing -6 x -18?
LynFran
  • LynFran
nope... -6 take 18 which =-24 |dw:1442024590966:dw|
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
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Jhannybean
  • Jhannybean
Not quite... how would you isolate a on one side? You would have to divide EACH side by 6.
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
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Jhannybean
  • Jhannybean
You're missing a sign, what is a negative divided by a positive?
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
well in this case -24 is bigger than 6 so its -4
Jhannybean
  • Jhannybean
Good job.
gabbyalicorn
  • gabbyalicorn
:o :D Cool! thank you!!!

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