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anonymous
 one year ago
i need help i don't know how to do this
What is the value of a?
anonymous
 one year ago
i need help i don't know how to do this What is the value of a?

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KatnissStyles000
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wait thats the problem?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0whats the value of a?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.016 maybe im not sure

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2try using the distributive property on 2(a8) first.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmmm thats the deal i dont under stand how this works im not the biggest on math

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2All the distributive property says is a(b+c)=ab+ac take the factor on the outside and multiply on all terms by it on the inside the ( ). so 2(a8)=?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so multiply thes numbers

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.22(a8) multiply every term inside the ( ) by 2 so you have 2*a2(8) 2a+16

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so rewrote your equation as: 2a+16+6a=36

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2now combine like terms on the left hand side

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2so you ask yourself what is 2a+6a or 6a2a (since these are the same value)?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so i got 20 when i added every thing except the letters

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2oh do you mean you did 3616 which is 20?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0bu the letters are 16 each

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2ok so you still have 2a+16+6a=36 2a+6a=3616 2a+6a=20 or 6a2a=20 if you reorder the left hand side

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2right so 6a2a=(62)a=4a

freckles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2now you finally get to see how everyone is getting a=5

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhh ok i get it thatnk you soo much
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