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anonymous
 one year ago
which is the solution to the equation 3x 4=5(x4)?
anonymous
 one year ago
which is the solution to the equation 3x 4=5(x4)?

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jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what do you have so far

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1absolute value? I don't see any absolute value bars in the original problem `3x 4=5(x4)`

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1can you draw out the full problem?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1are there any vertical bars in the problem?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I made a big mistake. Hold on.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0X=0 because different multiplications of X are being subtracted by 4. 3x3=94=5 5x3=154=9 5 does not equal 9. 3x0=04=4 and 5x0=04=4 but negative 4 equals negative 4 so the answer is X= 0?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1is it possible to post a screenshot? that would clear up all confusion

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The question isn't online.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1oh it's on paper, I see

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm going to assume there is no set of absolute value bars The first step is to distribute the 5 through 3x 4=5(x4) 3x 4=5*x5*4 3x 4 = 5x  20 with me so far?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0There are no bars. I am with you

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ok now we need to move the x terms over to one side. Say the left side

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443245964641:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1subtract 5x from both sides dw:1443246000337:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1notice the 5x terms cancel on the right side dw:1443246026894:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what is 3x5x equal to?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0243? Probabaly wrong. defiantly

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you're just subtracting

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1no exponents are involved

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Explain a little more? My brain is about to shut down on me lol I can barely think, im so tired.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I'm sure you know how to do 53 ?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1think of it like that, but the result will be negative

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1you have 3 dollars in your pocket you buy something worth $5 you'll be 2 dollars in debt

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so 3x5x = 2x

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.12x  4 = 20

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1now add 4 to both sides to move that 4 over

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0But thats not the final answer?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0How do I add four to both sides? LOL ugh..

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yeah I know, I'm being a pain. But it's good to know how to do this stuff dw:1443246705151:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443246723579:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443246739406:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what would 20+4 simplify to?

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1it would be similar to 5+3 like you did last time

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.116 actually start at 20. Then move 4 spots to the right (because of the +4)

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1we now have this equation 2x = 16

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443246871534:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443246883800:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1443246918084:dw

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the last thing needed to be done is dividing 16 over 2

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the two negatives divide to a positive

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1just like how (2) times (2) = +4 similar to negative times negative = positive

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So its either x=8 or x=0.

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.10? how are you getting that?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thats just one of the options for an answer.

dm91
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok 16/2= 8 because a n and n = +n.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I kind of explained my answer for it possibly being 0 above.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0X=0because different multiplications of X are being subtracted by 4. 3x3=94=5 5x3=154=9 5 does not equal 9. 3x0=04=4 and 5x0=04=4 but negative 4 equals negative 4 so the answer is X= 0

jim_thompson5910
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1well when you said 8, you were close but it's actually +8 or just 8 since negative/negative = positive
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