**Solve each open sentece and graph its solution set.**

I solved and got , then I split it into two equations

got me

got me

The only problem is, I can't tell how it's "no solution".

- Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:46 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Absolute Values of Products in Open Sentences
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I solved and got , then I split it into two equations

got me

got me

The only problem is, I can't tell how it's "no solution".

- Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:22 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Word Problem
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I think my teacher said that the x could also equal 0 because of the 2... :confused: But I might be wrong. :oops: If you had a factor of just "x", then "x = 0" would be another solution (because you'd set the factor, x, equal to zero). But the process doesn't work with plain numbers, because "2 = 0...

- Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:32 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Word Problem
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So x=11,13 is right? Would the 2 outside the parentheses have anything to do with the answer?Um... what about it?But what about the 2 outside the parentheses?

I think my teacher said that the x could also equal 0 because of the 2...

But I might be wrong.

- Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:05 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Word Problem
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The sum of the reciprocals of 2 consecutive even integers is \frac {5}{12} . Find the integers. Would the equation be \frac {1}{2x}+\frac{1}{2x+2}=\frac{5}{12} ? And how exactly would it be solved? The sum of two integers is 24 and the sum of their square is 290. Find the two integers. Is the equat...

- Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:48 am
- Forum: Pre-Algebra
- Topic: algebra: t^2(t^5)/(t^3)^2 (how do i solve this)
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First multiply the numerator. So multiply .

Then solve the denominator.

Put the result of on the top and the result of on the bottom.

After all of this, divide and .

- Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:32 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: solving absolute-value inequality: 3 - 2|4 - 3(2x - 1)| > -2
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How would you solve a problem like this: 3-2|4-3(2x-1)|>-2 I did this, but I am not sure if it's correct. 3-2|4-6x-3|>-2 -2|4-6x-3|>-5 |-8+12x+6|>-5 I just want to know the steps. To stapel_eliz: Is there a lesson like this in the Purplemath site? Simplify: \frac{1-xy^{-1}}{x^{-1}-y^{-1}} My teacher...

- Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:35 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Factoring and Simplifying
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I suspect that you're supposed to note that: . . . . . a^2\, -\, b^2\, +\, 6b\, -\, 9\, =\, a^2\, -\, \left(b^2\, -\, 6b\, +\, 9\right) Then convert the parenthetical into its squared-binomial form: . . . . . a^2\, -\, (b\, -\, 3)^2 ...and then factor the difference of squares. Simplify the two res...

- Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:33 am
- Forum: Intermediate Algebra
- Topic: Factoring and Simplifying
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Factoring harder problems: a 2 -b 2 +6b-9 Am I just supposed to factor the "-b 2 +6b-9" part? (a+2b) 3 -8 Do I have to multiply the (a+2b) 3 part? Then factor it with the -8? Simplifying: The link is my problem: http://mathway.com/math_image.aspx?p=(SMB02FSMB03aSMB02ESMB032SMB02eSMB03-xSMB02ESMB032S...

- Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:00 am
- Forum: Uncategorized
- Topic: Uncategorized Questions
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two-thirds of the way from -11 to 5? How far apart are these two numbers? (Hint: Subtract.) What is one-third of that distance? (Hint: Divide.) What then is two-thirds of the way from the lower number to the higher number? (Hint: Add.) Could you please clarify on the last two steps? Like how to do ...

- Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:33 pm
- Forum: Uncategorized
- Topic: Uncategorized Questions
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Natural numbers can't be negative, so how do you solve something like this: {the natural numbers between -5 and 4} Would it be no solution or something? :confused: What is the equation for: two-thirds of the way from -11 to 5? And what is two thirds of the way from -11 and 5? How do you solve someth...