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anonymous
 one year ago
What value of x makes the equation true?
(–12.3) • (–6.9) • 9.5 = x • 9.5 • (–12.3)
x =
anonymous
 one year ago
What value of x makes the equation true? (–12.3) • (–6.9) • 9.5 = x • 9.5 • (–12.3) x =

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0First, divide each side by 12.3

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0After that what do you have?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0As a general rule, what is done to one side is ALWAYS done to the other. When I talk about sides, I'm referring to the sides of the equals sign.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I divide one side by (12.3), I have to divide the other side by (12.3) Lucky for you, (12.3) is on both sides.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What is actually happening is: \[(–6.9) • 9.5 = x • 9.5 • (–12.3)/(12.3)\]

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OH okay! Thanks for all the help! Math is not my strong suit at all. ;;

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0We can do the same thing with the 9.5 We will eventually end up with: (6.9) = x

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The terms don't actually get eliminated, because any number over itself is 1, but multiplying anything by 1 is pointless, so the numbers are essentially eliminated.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Hope that helps, good luck!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Thanks so much! I have lots I need to work on in math. **
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