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I don’t even know where to start...
Help would be greatly appreciated
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I don’t even know where to start...
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Take it step by step.

First you add 7. So what do you end up with after this first step?
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Take it step by step.

First you add 7. So what do you end up with after this first step?
I get 7x
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I get 7x
That's not adding 7... that's multiplying by 7.
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That's not adding 7... that's multiplying by 7.
I’m not sure then, I thought x + 7 and x * 7 = the same thing
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I’m not sure then, I thought x + 7 and x * 7 = the same thing
Definitely not.

Multiplication is repeated addition. 7x = \underbrace{x + x + x + x + x + x + x}_{\text{seven lots}}.

After you add 7 you end up with x+7.


The next step is to take this number and multiply it by 5. What do you end up with?
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Definitely not.

Multiplication is repeated addition. 7x = \underbrace{x + x + x + x + x + x + x}_{\text{seven lots}}.

After you add 7 you end up with x+7.


The next step is to take this number and multiply it by 5. What do you end up with?
So is it x + 35?
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So is it x + 35?
Nope. You forgot to multiply the x by five as well. So it's 5(x+7).
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Thanks for the help!
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