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anonymous
 one year ago
How would you use the distributive property to solve: 3p  6q = 3(__?__)
anonymous
 one year ago
How would you use the distributive property to solve: 3p  6q = 3(__?__)

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airyana1114
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Okay, so do you know what the distributive property is?

airyana1114
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Okay, so then we're basically working backwards. How do you think they got 3p from a 3?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ooooh! I see! It's p  2q, correct?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But this is a proof, so I have to show each step. I just did that by reasoning... What would the steps be? I'll give you a medal already tho. :) Thank you!

airyana1114
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Haha, okay thank you so I'm gonna take a few minutes and show you how, step by step. Is that okay?

airyana1114
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Step 1: Divide 3p by 3. This will give you 3p  6q = 3(p?__) Step 2: DIvide 6q by 3. This will give you 3p  6q = 3(p  2q)

airyana1114
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2Does that clear it up for you? So if you have this problem again, you just divide by the number outside of the parentheses since we're doing the opposite of distributing. (Dividing.)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yep! Thanks so much! :)
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