#### algabre y78y

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What is 3x=12 can you help me please I don't get it

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What is 3x=12 can you help me please I don't get it

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3x = 12 is a simple linear equation.

Please be more specific: what don't you get?

Please be more specific: what don't you get?

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One of the first things you learn in solving these equations is to get x on one side of the equation all by itself. In other words we wantWhat is 3x=12 can you help me please I don't get it

x = (something)

So you have "3x" on the LHS. You want it in the form (1)x = x = (something) What do you need to multiply 3 by in order to get 1?

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So 3x = 12 means "3 times something equals 12". Often we are asked to "solve for x" which means what number can we substitute for x so that the equation is true. In this case x=4 because 3 times 4 equals 12.