Then this equation can be expressed in the form (x + a)(y + b) = c for some constants a, b, and c. Enter your answer in the form "a, b, c ".
y = (x - 3) / (x + 7)
Multiply by (x + 7): y(x + 7) = x - 3
Simplify: xy - 7y = x - 3
xy - 7y - x = -3
y(x - 7) - x = -3
y(x - 7) - x + 7 = 4
y(x - 7) - (x - 7) = 4
(y - 1)(x - 7) = 4
I see what you did wrong when you expanded y(x + 7) = x - 3 and got xy - 7y = x - 3, the -7 should have been a +7.
Therefore the equation should be (x+7)(y-1)=-10.
It is really rude of you to give yourself 6 points and geno no points at all. You gave him no thanks either.
Do you think this rude behaviour helps you in some way? Do you think no one will notice?
The reason Melody didn’t say “you forgot” to give Geno points is because you didn’t forget. You always remember to give yourself points. You remember it so well that your score is more than twice what is should be. Many of your posts have 14, 12, and 10 or more points. You can’t give Geno any points because you use your point allocation for your own posts.
What are you trying to prove? That you are self-absorbed to the point of contempt for everyone else. If so, you are doing a good job!
As you can see, I can edit this post without issue.
The guest below is a self-appointed advocate for the forum’s vandals, and other morons, who deserve criticism. Now his advocacy includes those who are self-absorbed to the point of contempt for everyone else.
Copy of Guest’s (atrociously punctuated) post:
hi spongebob, i cant seem to edit my last post so i just wanted to say im sorry for my previous outburst, i was too harsh
Your post was quite funny. Many deities and some royals have apologists. I qualify for one too.
Wow! That’s wonderful! I hope you didn’t break your finger. You now qualify for entry into paradise.
I can hear the deity now: “Welcome my good and faithful servant, you have pleased me well! In My Holy Presence you will forever dwell...”