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anonymous
 one year ago
Solve for x: 2/5 (x − 2) = 4x.
anonymous
 one year ago
Solve for x: 2/5 (x − 2) = 4x.

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texaschic101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.12/5 (x  2) = 4x  distribute through the parenthesis 2/5x  4/5 = 4x  if you do not want to mess with fractions, multiply everything by common denominator of 5 2x  4 = 20x  subtract 2x from both sides 4 = 20x  2x 4 = 18x  divide by 18 on both sides 4/18 = x  reduce  2/9 = x or with fractions.. 2/5 (x  2) = 4x 2/5x  4/5 = 4x  subtract 2/5x 4/5 = 4x  2/5x 4/5 = 20/5x  2/5x 4/5 = 18/5x  now divide by 18/5 (4/5) / (18/5) = x 4/5 * 5/18 = x  20/90 = x  reduce 2/9 = x
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