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

 Mar 18, 2019


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.  

 Mar 18, 2019

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

 Mar 18, 2019

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
edited by Melody  Mar 18, 2019
edited by Melody  Mar 18, 2019

DID you actually READ the answer the guest posted???????????????

 Mar 18, 2019

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






 Mar 18, 2019

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!


 Mar 18, 2019

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