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Posted by on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:25am.

ok so I have to solve for x in this problem. and I have tried and tried to figure it out but I cant.

12(4x-2)=9(3x+2)

I distributed them but after that when I try to simplify im lost. can someone please help???

  • Geometry-Solve for x - , Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:33am

    12(4x-2)=9(3x+2)
    12*4x - 12*2 = 9*3x + 9*2
    48x - 24 = 27x + 18
    21x = 42
    x = 2

    check:
    12(4*2-2) =? 9(3*2+2)
    12(6) =? 9(8)
    72 =? 72 YES!

  • Geometry-Solve for x - , Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:35am

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH STEVE!!!!! YOU ARE A LIFE SAVER!!!

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