T Takitia New member Joined Jul 11, 2007 Messages 18 Jul 12, 2007 #1 2(x-3)-3(x+5)=3(x-2)-7 2x-3x+15=3x-6-7 2x- 2x ___________________ 1x +15=3x-6-7 1x 1x _____________________ 15= Before I go any firther I'd like to know if I am doing this correctly?

2(x-3)-3(x+5)=3(x-2)-7 2x-3x+15=3x-6-7 2x- 2x ___________________ 1x +15=3x-6-7 1x 1x _____________________ 15= Before I go any firther I'd like to know if I am doing this correctly?

S Subhotosh Khan Super Moderator Staff member Joined Jun 18, 2007 Messages 18,134 Jul 12, 2007 #2 Takitia said: 2(x-3)-3(x+5)=3(x-2)-7 2x + [(2)*(-3)] + [(-3)*x] + [(-3)*(5) = 3x + [(3)*(-2)] - 7 2x - 6 - 3x - 15 = 3x - 6 - 7 (2x - 3x) + (-6 - 15) = 3x + (-6 - 7) -x - 21 = 3x - 13 -21 + 13 = 3x + x 4x = -8 x = -2 2x-3x+15=3x-6-7 2x - 6 -3x -15 = 2x- 2x ___________________ 1x +15=3x-6-7 1x 1x _____________________ 15= Before I go any firther I'd like to know if I am doing this correctly? Click to expand...

Takitia said: 2(x-3)-3(x+5)=3(x-2)-7 2x + [(2)*(-3)] + [(-3)*x] + [(-3)*(5) = 3x + [(3)*(-2)] - 7 2x - 6 - 3x - 15 = 3x - 6 - 7 (2x - 3x) + (-6 - 15) = 3x + (-6 - 7) -x - 21 = 3x - 13 -21 + 13 = 3x + x 4x = -8 x = -2 2x-3x+15=3x-6-7 2x - 6 -3x -15 = 2x- 2x ___________________ 1x +15=3x-6-7 1x 1x _____________________ 15= Before I go any firther I'd like to know if I am doing this correctly? Click to expand...