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#1 Re: Help Me ! » Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s) » 2013-08-22 15:16:10

bobbym wrote:

Hi;

Welcome to the forum. I am assuming you want to solve for t?

Expand it out.

Add 1 to both sides.

Add 7t to both sides.

Add 11 to both sides.

Divide both sides by -18.

Thank you very much. In your first step, of expanding it out, could you give me your step-by-step equations, with the distributive property as well? I would really appreciate it, as I have always had issues with the distributive property.

#2 Help Me ! » Need help on intermediate algebraic equation(s) » 2013-08-22 13:29:24

CadeStaker
Replies: 5

Thank you so much for visiting this thread. I recently started my freshman year of college with Math 1010 (intermediate algebra). So far it has been fairly easy and just a review of things, but the final two questions on one of my tests had me completely stumped, and left me in need of an explanation and answer (detailed if your time permits);

First Question:
2(t - 2) - 3(3t - 1) = 8 - 5(5t + 4)





Second Question:
-2(a - 2) - [3 - 2 (4a - 1)]



I am not that great at using the Distributive Property on equations with more than 3 terms. I can perform (below) easily.
2 (t - 4)
2(t) + 2(-4)

But not (below)
2(9 - 5 [-4x - 3])

faint

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