4(3x-5)= -2(-x+8)

I got 10x= 4

= 2.5

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- Sep 9th 2011, 07:09 AMvaironxxrdDistributing and simplifying
4(3x-5)= -2(-x+8)

I got 10x= 4

= 2.5 - Sep 9th 2011, 07:13 AMProve ItRe: Distributing and simplifying
- Sep 9th 2011, 07:31 AMvaironxxrdRe: Distributing and simplifying
- Sep 9th 2011, 08:17 AMSironRe: Distributing and simplifying
- Sep 9th 2011, 08:41 AMvaironxxrdRe: Distributing and simplifying
- Sep 9th 2011, 09:44 AMe^(i*pi)Re: Distributing and simplifying
10x/4 has to equal something though. In this case it is equal to 1 because you've brought the 4 from the RHS onto the LHS by division: . From here you'd need to divide both sides by 10/4: and since we divide fractions by "flip n multiply" the RHS is the same as

From the line you can divide both sides by 10 because we want to get x on it's own (which is the same as 1x): and since 10/10 is indeed 1 this is the same as which is correct but it's more proper to simplify fractions and so 2/2 was cancelled.

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