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solve linear algebra equation 2x – 1 = 9 – 3x

gazparkin

New member
Jul 1, 2019
17
Hi,

Could someone help me with this question:

2x – 1 = 9 – 3x

Thank you in advance!!!
 

gazparkin

New member
Jul 1, 2019
17
Hi,

Could someone help me with this question:

2x – 1 = 9 – 3x

Thank you in advance!!!
Sorry, there's another one that I'm stuck on too. Really interested to understand the working out on this.

4(3b-1)+6=5(2b+4)
 

topsquark

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MHB Math Helper
Aug 30, 2012
1,103
The Astral plane
Hi,

Could someone help me with this question:

2x – 1 = 9 – 3x

Thank you in advance!!!
Step 1: Get all the x's on one side: Subtract 2x on both sides:
2x - 1 - 2x = 9 - 3x - 2x

-1 = 9 - 5x

Now do the same with the numbers. Can you finish?

-Dan

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Sorry, there's another one that I'm stuck on too. Really interested to understand the working out on this.

4(3b-1)+6=5(2b+4)
Expand the parentheses:
4(3b - 1) + 6 = 5(2b + 4)

\(\displaystyle 4 \cdot 3b + 4 \cdot (-1) + 6 = 5 \cdot 2b + 5 \cdot 4\)

Now combine terms:
12b - 4 + 6 = 10b + 20

12b + 2 = 10b + 20

Now it's like your first problem. Can you finish?

-Dan
 

gazparkin

New member
Jul 1, 2019
17
Step 1: Get all the x's on one side: Subtract 2x on both sides:
2x - 1 - 2x = 9 - 3x - 2x

-1 = 9 - 5x

Now do the same with the numbers. Can you finish?

-Dan

- - - Updated - - -


Expand the parentheses:
4(3b - 1) + 6 = 5(2b + 4)

\(\displaystyle 4 \cdot 3b + 4 \cdot (-1) + 6 = 5 \cdot 2b + 5 \cdot 4\)

Now combine terms:
12b - 4 + 6 = 10b + 20

12b + 2 = 10b + 20

Now it's like your first problem. Can you finish?

-Dan


Thanks Dan - makes this really clear. The first one I get x=4 and the 2nd one I get b=9.
 

topsquark

Well-known member
MHB Math Helper
Aug 30, 2012
1,103
The Astral plane
Thanks Dan - makes this really clear. The first one I get x=4 and the 2nd one I get b=9.
The second one is okay. Let's take another look at the first one. I left off with
-1 = 9 - 5x

Now get the numbers:
-1 - 9 = 9 - 5x - 9

-10 = -5x

\(\displaystyle \dfrac{-10}{-5} = \dfrac{-5x}{-5} \)

2 = x

-Dan