Simple EquationDate: 808867537 Date: Sun, 20 Aug 1995 00:30:44 +0300 From: Frida Josep 2*2+24x=23+1-11 Date: 808942239 From: Doctor Ken Hello! I assume the goal in this problem is to figure out what x is? Well, to do this kind of problem, you can tackle a little piece at a time. The first thing I'd do is take that 2*2 on the left side and make it a 4, since 2*2 = 4. So that gives us 4 + 24x = 23 + 1 - 11 Then I'd take the right side of the equation and simplify it. Since 23 + 1 is 24, and 24 - 11 is 13, we have 4 + 24x = 13. Now we can subtract 4 from both sides of the equation, and we get 24x = 13 - 4, and since 13 - 4 is 9, we have 24x = 9. Now we can divide both sides by 24, and that gives us x = 9/24, and since 9/24 is better known as 3/8, our final solution is x = 3/8. I hope you could follow these steps, and if you couldn't, you can write back and we'll try to help you out. -Doctor Ken, The Geometry Forum |
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