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**I.M Stuck****Guest**

what is x when:

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

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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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**mohit****Member**- Registered: 2005-04-13
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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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