**I need help because I think I know the answer but im not sure its right.**

**The choices are**

**1) 60x - 180**

2) 10x - 40

3) 12x - 60

4) 12x - 36

kminery62 Mar 18, 2019

#1**+3 **

There are two actions required. First multiply everything inside the parentheses by 3. Then, divide the result by 5.

First, multiplying by 3 gives us (60x – 180)

Then, dividing that by 5 gives us (12x – 36)

You did the first part correctly, but neglected to do the second part.

The correct answer is number 4, which is **12X – 36**

You could have done the division first, then the multiplication, and obtained the same answer.

Guest Mar 18, 2019

#2**-3 **

So what is the answer. Becuase I did that and i didn't get any of the answer choices

kminery62 Mar 18, 2019

#4**+3 **

I will delete my rude remark but honestly, you go to the trouble of posting a question and you cannot even be bothered to READ the answer.

EVEN when the exact final answer is in **BOLD** print.

Perhaps you should be enrolled in a school for BLIND children

Kminery's response. (in case she/he is savvy enough to delete it)

"So what is the answer. Becuase I did that and i didn't get any of the answer choices"

Melody
Mar 18, 2019

#5**-1 **

3/5(20x-60). First, you distribute. If you don't know what that means, it states that a(b+c)=ab+ac. So 3/5(20x-60)=(3/5*20x)-(3/5*60)= 20*3/5 = 4*3=12 so 20x*3/5=12x. 60*3/5=12*3=36.So 3/5(20x-60)=12x-36

EvanWei123 Mar 18, 2019

#6**-1 **

Distributive property - we multiply everything in the parentheses by 3/5.

I like to multiply first, and then divide.

So, \(3(20x-60)=60x-180\) . We just multiplied 3 to 20x and -60.

Now, we can't forget the dividing by 5. Do this to 60x and -180.

Now we get 12x and -36.

Can you combine these and get the answer?

You are very welcome!

:P

CoolStuffYT Mar 18, 2019