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 Post subject: Algebra help pleasePosted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:26 pm

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Hi, I am struggling terribly with this:simplify 2 (x + 3) = 2 If someone could show me in steps how to work it out I would be very grateful.
Thank you

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 Post subject: Re: Algebra help pleasePosted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:34 pm

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multiply bracket out
2x+6 = 2

get x to one side

2x =2 - 6

2x = -4

x= -4/2

x = -2

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 Post subject: Re: Algebra help pleasePosted: Sat May 26, 2012 2:36 pm

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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Algebra help pleasePosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:24 pm

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sarannie wrote:
Hi, I am struggling terribly with this:simplify 2 (x + 3) = 2 If someone could show me in steps how to work it out I would be very grateful.
Thank you

Here is another way

Given equation is
2 (x + 3) = 2

Divide both sides by 2
x + 3 = 1

Subtract 3 from both sides
x = 1 - 3 = -2

Cheers!

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