Posted by **evelyn** on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:25pm.

What value will make the equation

6(x+5)=3(x-14) true?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:31pm
6(x+5)=3(x-14)

6x + 30 = 3x - 42

3x = -42 + (-30)

3x = -72

x = -?

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**Lisa**, Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:37pm
I understand that part but I'm just not sure when the question asks me what VALUE will make the equation TRUE will it be x=-72? because I don't think that's what there asking me.

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 4, 2010 at 4:41pm
I don't see what else the question is asking.

The equation is true when you find that x = -24.

Substitute -24 in the original equation to prove that it is the correct value of x.

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**maya**, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 12:47am
the lesser of two consecutive even intergers is 10 more than one-half greater. Find the intergers

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