Okay, I don't know how to do this what so ever and I'm getting frustrated because my book isn't showing in great detail what I'm suppose to be doing!
I need help with 5 equations... this is one of them.
8/x+2 + 8/2 = 5
Please help me!!!
No, check yourself. If you put your answer back into the equation, do you get 5?. I don't think so.
You got a little discombobulated on your distribution.
Let's try your answer first:
Now, let's do it this way:
Subtract 4x from both sides:
Subtract 10 from both sides:
See?.
Actually, you're not seeing the forest for the trees. Don't let the algebra and x's psyche you out.
Look at it for a second. Follow:
What plus 4 equals 5. Well, you don't have to be a brilliant mathematician to see that. 4+1=5
Therefore, must be 1. What makes that 1?. When x=6. See?.
Relax. It'll be OK.
I multipied them
but I had a feeling that I was suppose to cancel out the 4's but I chose not to..
Next,
And I moved the
to the left side of the equation...
Factor:
See the solution now?.
I'm stuck at
I did something wrong, didn't I? =( I am horrible at this!