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Theloshua

  • one year ago

(x - 5)(2x) = (x - 5)(4)

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  1. Theloshua
    • one year ago
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    can I just cross out (x - 5) on both sides?

  2. Hero
    • one year ago
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    Don't distribute anything

  3. Hero
    • one year ago
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    No you can't Cross out the x-5 's

  4. Hero
    • one year ago
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    Do It the way I showed you earlier.

  5. Theloshua
    • one year ago
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    Im talking about divide both sides by (x - 5)

  6. Hero
    • one year ago
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    No, don't do that either. That's not a legal step. You can't divide by the Variable you're solving for.

  7. Theloshua
    • one year ago
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    but 2x is left over to solve for tho...

  8. Hero
    • one year ago
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    Here's an example of what to do:

  9. Theloshua
    • one year ago
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    look at the problem, its different lol

  10. Vocaloid
    • one year ago
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    the principle is the same start by subtracting (x - 5)(4) from each side to get (x - 5)(2x) - (x - 5)(4) = 0

  11. Vocaloid
    • one year ago
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    then factor. (x-5)[2x - 4] = 0 then solve for x

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