# algebra

solve the literal equation for x.

Square root 3x + 2y +5x=4, for x

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1. so x =4 right

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2. 3x + 2y +5x=4
8x = 4 - 2y
x = (4 - 2y)/8
or
x = 1/2 - (1/4)y

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posted by Reiny
3. Just noticed the square root part
Of what are you taking the square root ?
You will need to use brackets,

e.g.
√(3x + 2y) + 5x = 4
or ...
√(3x) + 2y + 5x = 4
or

can you see the problem if you don't use brackets ??

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posted by Reiny
4. So According to this calculation I sulohd have asked my girlfriend to marry me 7.3 years *before* I met her !!(my answer was -7.6)I know I waited a long time to find the right woman, but I am sooo happy I did ! It seems the formula writer figures if a man is out of a relationship for more than 2 years he sulohd be quicker to propose, interesting

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