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1. please can you help with this question 3(x+2)+5=2-x find what x is
i have expanded the brackets which is 3x+6+5=2-x but i'm not sure what to do next
2. (Original post by alaamohamed)
please can you help with this question 3(x+2)+5=2-x find what x is
i have expanded the brackets which is 3x+6+5=2-x but i'm not sure what to do next
First, combine the 6 and 5 on the left to get 11.
Then add x to both sides. You should end up with all the x's on the same side.
See if you can solve it from there. The answer is not an integer by the way.
3. (Original post by DoctorJem)
First, combine the 6 and 5 on the left to get 11.
Then add x to both sides. You should end up with all the x's on the same side.
See if you can solve it from there. The answer is not an integer by the way.
1. 3x + 11 = 2 - x
2. minus 2 from both sides = 3x + 9 = -x
add x to both sides = 4x + 9 = 0

I could solve it for you but you wouldn't be learning anything.
4. (Original post by alaamohamed)
please can you help with this question 3(x+2)+5=2-x find what x is
i have expanded the brackets which is 3x+6+5=2-x but i'm not sure what to do next

Simplify the left hand side (+ 6 +5 = ?)
Then collect the xs on one side, and sove like normal.

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