Please help with linear equation: 3 (X-2)/5=3x+6  TOPIC_SOLVED

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Please help with linear equation: 3 (X-2)/5=3x+6

Postby Phoenix2008 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:29 pm

3 (X-2)/5=3x+6

I know the answer is x=-3

Can someone help me with the steps to get the answer of x=-3
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Re: Please help with linear equation: 3 (X-2)/5=3x+6  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby buddy on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:51 pm

Phoenix2008 wrote:3 (X-2)/5=3x+6

I know the answer is x=-3

Can someone help me with the steps to get the answer of x=-3

X=x, right?
then times both sides with 5: 3(x-2)=5(3x+6)
multiply it out: 3x-6=15x+30
subtract from both sides, and divide through to finish.
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