Let

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 ".

SpongeBobRules24 Apr 18, 2020

#1**+3 **

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

geno3141 Apr 18, 2020

#3**+2 **

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.

SpongeBobRules24 Apr 18, 2020

#5**+1 **

Spongebob,

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?

Melody Apr 21, 2020

#6**+1 **

I never tried to be rude to Geno. I never said that I would take all the credit. You could have said that I forgot to thank Geno.

SpongeBobRules24
Apr 25, 2020

#8**+2 **

**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!**

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**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.

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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

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#12**0 **

Your post was quite funny. Many **deities **and some **royals **have ** apologists**. I qualify for one too.

Guest Apr 26, 2020