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gabriel12345

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linear equation in one variable
please explain how the answer 9/2 is gotten

2(-3/2)^2 = 5(-3/2) + 12

thank you
 

tkhunny

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This makes very little sense.

You say it is "linear", but we find "^2" in there. No good.

Anyway...

2(-3/2)^2 = 2(9/4) = 9/2

5(-3/2) + 12 = -15/2 + 24/2 = 9/2
 
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