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which would "Not a step in solving 5x + 15 +2x =24+4x

A: use the distributive property

B:isolate the variable

C: collect like terms

D; collect variable terms on one side

Feb 26, 2019

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The firts step to solving this problem would be to group like terms which is the same as C: Collect like terms so it's not C. It's also not D because that is also kind of the same thing because we only collected the terms on on side. We also have to isolate the variable.

7x+15-15=24+4x-15

7x=4x+9

7x-4x=4x+9-4x

3x=9

Divide by 3 on both sides

x=3

The only thing we didn't do was use distrubituve property. So the answer is A

Feb 26, 2019

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The firts step to solving this problem would be to group like terms which is the same as C: Collect like terms so it's not C. It's also not D because that is also kind of the same thing because we only collected the terms on on side. We also have to isolate the variable.

7x+15-15=24+4x-15

7x=4x+9

7x-4x=4x+9-4x

3x=9

Divide by 3 on both sides

x=3

The only thing we didn't do was use distrubituve property. So the answer is A

RainbowPanda Feb 26, 2019
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Very nice, RP !!!!

CPhill  Feb 26, 2019
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omg thanks i really needed that!

raziel305  Feb 26, 2019
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Thanks CPhill, and you're very welcome raziel!

RainbowPanda  Feb 26, 2019