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anonymous

  • one year ago

I need help, not quite sure where to start.... Solve the equation: l 3x - 5 l = l 8x - 5 l HELP.... would really like to know how to solve a problem like this : )

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    hi

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    r u here or no

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Am sorry I didn't see your reply, last night I just gave up and went to sleep..... still need help though..... @Sohal

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    hi

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I wa reading the question and I do believe that there is an answer but it is 0

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you for your reply..... have no clue what to do :/

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    x=0 because on both side -5 is on so you know that only the x matters right its like this 5x+0=7x+0

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok you kind of get it if its equal then the -5 fives on both sides cancel out so you get 3x=8x which 0 would be the only realistic answer got it??

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Hello?

  10. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes am thinking sorry but I input it and it says it's incorrect (0) ...... i have online hw so it tells me right away if it's right or wrong ..... I have unlimited tries but I have yet to figure it out .... I haven't worked one out like this one before with absolute values on both sides ...... @Sohal

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    wait one sec Ill figure out the problem

  12. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok its undifinde No answer!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    -5x=0 is impossible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    try that

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Undefined or no solution :)

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Hello??

  17. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Literally tried all of it and still "incorrect" -.- sometimes the software needs a specific answer to count it correct. For example one time the answer for some thing was -5 & 3 (two part answer, not an inverse function) I input it so many ways that were correct and it did not take it till I put [-5,3] .... my professor doesn't expect that but apparently this software has high standards. @Sohal

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thank you for your time anyways ! :)

  19. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    what website is it?

  20. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Its called webwork ......

  21. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Sohal

  22. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Haha literally right now I was working on solving x^2-x-20 by factoring and I knew it was x=5 x=-4 ...... i did a similar problem and it didn't take the answer till I put it in parentheses yet this equation didn't take it until it was without parentheses! See I told you ! I like that I have unlimited tries but it's picky on how I write it...... @Sohal

  23. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    do you still need help?

  24. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes.... @Anguyennn

  25. Anguyennn
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    ok

  26. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    so first thing you can do is bring one equation to the other side

  27. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    whenever it is an absolute value, the number inside will always turn out negative

  28. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok like subtract -8x+5 to the other side ?

  29. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    hold on lemme do this on my paper before showing you :P

  30. Anguyennn
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    just give me a sec

  31. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Ok ...... i got 3x-8x= 0

  32. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    hmm I am kind of stuck on this one

  33. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    I just know that the answer is x=0 and x=10/11

  34. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Oh wow, I input it and is says it's correct..... thank you ! But how do you know ? @Anguyennn ??

  35. Anguyennn
    • one year ago
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    mathway.com

  36. Anguyennn
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    haha no problem, i apologize for not helping you out properly.

  37. Anguyennn
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    I understand the concept, but it hangs me loose when theres a x in it.

  38. anonymous
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    No it's fine ! & Yes it's a bit tricky.... Maybe I should use math way a bit more often haha..... i think if you pay it shows the steps right ? I guess I know why it's so popular for a reason, cause it works haha ! Then again maybe I will just ask my professor during her office hours ..... haha @Anguyennn

  39. Anguyennn
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    alright!good luck :)

  40. anonymous
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    Thanks again ! God Bless You ! @Anguyennn

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