I haven't done math in years, I have no idea what I'm doing wrong
this is one of many problems I'm stuck on:
-6 (x +1) + 4 = 16
I disribute the negative 6 to the ()
-6 (-11x) = 66x
Then I don't do that I get:
I've been stuck on this one for hours, I went through the tutorials and everything and I still do not understand.
and get -6x-6+4=16
is that because of the (x+1) = 1x and 1x multiplied by -6 equals -6x?
-6x-2 + 2 = 16 + 2
-6x = 18
-6x divided by -6 is x and 18 divided by -6 is negative 3
so I didn't need to multiply at all? when will I know when to mulitply?
includes TWO terms, and when you distribute anything to something with more than one term you distribute it to all terms, for example, say we wanted to distribute the number 2 to the (x + 1):
What it means to distribute is to multiply each term in the parentheses by what's on the outside:
Now we multiply:
Using this, you can see why:
There you are.