Posted by nicky on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2:28pm.
Solve for x.
5x - 6 = 4x + 8
A)x = -14
B)x = -2
C)x = 2
D)x = 14
- math - Ms. Sue, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:16pm
What do YOU think the answer is?
- math - nicky, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:18pm
i don't know that's why i ASKED
- math - Ms. Sue, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 3:25pm
5x - 6 = 4x + 8
5x - 4x - 6 + 6 = 4x - 4x + 8 + 6
x = 14
- math - Anonymous, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:18pm
can you explain how you got the two sixes and how you got all of that to get the answer
- math - Ms. Sue, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:30pm
I added 6 to both sides of the equation.
The 6's on the left side of the equation cancel each other out. That leaves x = 8 + 6
- math - Anonymous, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 4:53pm
im sorry i know you might think im stupid but i just need help on this but why six
- math - Ms. Sue, Friday, March 5, 2010 at 6:23pm
The object is to get the unknowns on one side of the equation and the knowns on the other side.
On the left side, the original equation is: 5x - 6
We need to add 6 to both sides in order to move it to the right side.
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