Posted by Bryce on .
Can someone please walk me through this? i don't want the answer..........just a walk through. Quiz tommorrow.
2 + 5(9x  6) = 14

Math 
Ms. Sue,
2 + 5(9x  6) = 14
First, multiply the quantity in parentheses.
2 + 45x  30 = 14
Move the known quantities to one side of the equation.
45x = 14 + 28
45x = 42
x = 42/45 
Math 
Bryce,
i Just get confused on what to do in the parentheses. Their confusing. Do you just distribute them and then add or subtract them?