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What is the value of s in the equation 4(2s − 1) = 7s + 12?         What do I do when I have like terms on both sides of the equation?

 Feb 23, 2019
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\(\begin{array} \\4(2s-1)&=&7s+12&|\text{Expand LHS}\\ 8s-4&=&7s+12&|\text{Subtract 7s from both sides}\\ s-4&=&12&|\text{Add 4 on both sides}\\ s&=&16&|\color{black}\boxed{\color{red}\text{FINISH!}} \end{array}\)

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 Feb 23, 2019
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What is the world coing to you let a cookie answer your question!!! LOL!

Nickolas  Feb 27, 2019
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That cookie helped me understand this question

HiylinLink  Feb 27, 2019
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I mean it is just like peter pie XD!!!

Nickolas  Feb 27, 2019
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I like that one user pemanx he was crazy and he got booted on the first day!!!!!!

Nickolas  Feb 27, 2019
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Thank you so much for your help I just have one question after subtracting seven from both side's you don't have to divide anything just add the 4 to both sides and it will display your S?

 Feb 23, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Feb 23, 2019
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Yes.....for this Q there is no division in the last step as shown.

ElectricPavlov  Feb 23, 2019

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