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Q: Algebra Homework Help ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Algebra Homework Help
Category: Reference, Education and News > Homework Help
Asked by: xdrakemanx-ga
List Price: $3.50
Posted: 17 Oct 2006 19:50 PDT
Expires: 16 Nov 2006 18:50 PST
Question ID: 774539
I do not understand how to do my algebra homework; the equation is 
I am told to simplify (for x). Please help me!

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 17 Oct 2006 20:02 PDT
Try simplifying both sides for starters.

For instance:


can be rewritten as:


which is the same as:


If you simplify the left-hand side as well, the overall equation is
much more approachable.

Try it, and let me know how it goes.


Clarification of Question by xdrakemanx-ga on 17 Oct 2006 20:11 PDT
I understand. Thanks a bunch!!!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Algebra Homework Help
From: thewizkid-ga on 08 Nov 2006 14:45 PST
ok...this one is an easy one
you start with the equation 3x + 17 -5x= 12 - (6x +3)
U combine like terms on the left side and distruibute the negative on
the right side and get 17-2x=12-6x-3
then u combine like terms on the right side to get 17-2x=9-6x
then u subtract the nine  from the right side and put it on the left
side and you add the 2x to the right side and u get 8=-4x
next you divide the -4 from the right side to the left side and u get x=-2

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