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#1 2005-03-22 21:49:12

I.M Stuck
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Algebra

what is x when:

3(x+456)+5(56x-45)=0

#2 2005-03-22 22:43:57

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Re: Algebra

Was this set by a teacher, or are you just curious?

3(x+456)+5(56x-45)=0

Multiply out: 3x+3 * 456 + 5 * 56x + 5 *(-45)=0   (i am using * to mean multiply, so it doesn't look like x)

Simplify: 3x + 1368 + 280x -225 = 0
Simplify More: 283x + 1143 = 0

Rearrange (subtract 1143 from both sides): 283x = -1143
Rearrange (divide both sides by 283): x = -1143/283

So, x = -1143/283 = -4.04


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#3 2005-03-23 07:18:13

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HAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! I.M. Stuck! That's funny!


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#4 2005-04-13 01:48:45

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i pity the foo' who messes wiv mi homie


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#5 2005-04-14 06:45:50

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Re: Algebra

I.M Stuck wrote:

what is x when:

3(x+456)+5(56x-45)=0

3x+1368+280x-225=0
283x+1143=0
283x=-1143
x=-1143/283
therefore x= -4.04

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