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3x + 4 + 2x + 6 = 5
3 2

Wow it is hard to type Algebra on the computer!
The 3 and 2 are being divided by the items above and then added together.

x+ 1.33 +x+3=5
2x+4.33=5
-4.33 4.33
2x=.67
2 2
x=.335

This works, but is it the correct way to solve?
 

Denis

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bethany3168 said:
3x + 4 + 2x + 6 = 5
3 2
Wow it is hard to type Algebra on the computer!
The 3 and 2 are being divided by the items above and then added together.
x+ 1.33 +x+3=5
2x+4.33=5
-4.33 4.33
2x=.67
2 2
x=.335
This works, but is it the correct way to solve?
It's one of many ways...but you should use 4/3 instead of 1.33;
you'll then get x = 1/3 (.33333333..........)
 

stapel

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bethany3168 said:
Wow it is hard to type Algebra on the computer!
Try following the standardized formatting explained on the page below:

. . . . .Karl's Notes

Hope that helps.

Eliz.
 
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