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kinda confused how to answer this? idk if they’d let me use a calculator for the foundation paper or not
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You're super close

4x > 10

To figure out what x is, we divide both sides by 4 so:

x>2.5
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treat the inequality as an = sign, so:
4x>11(-1) ~> 4x>10
x>10(divided by 4) ~> x > 10/4
simplifies to: x > 5/2
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You're super close

4x > 10

To figure out what x is, we divide both sides by 4 so:

x>2.5
ohhh but i don’t know how to divide 10 by 4
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4 divided by 4 is one though
Yep, so If we divide 4x by 4, we get 1x, which is the same thing as x

4x/4 > 10/4

x>2.5
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treat the inequality as an = sign, so:
4x>11(-1) ~> 4x>10
x>10(divided by 4) ~> x > 10/4
simplifies to: x > 5/2
is it fine to leave the equal sign there though?

oh i just don’t know how to divide numbers that don’t go into each other
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ohhh but i don’t know how to divide 10 by 4
You can always leave it as a fraction. You will still get the marks!
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Yep, so If we divide 4x by 4, we get 1x, which is the same thing as x

4x/4 > 10/4

x>2.5
oh i see!!! i really need to start learning how to divide numbers that don’t go into each other
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You can always leave it as a fraction. You will still get the marks!
i don’t know how to do that either.
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is it fine to leave the equal sign there though?

oh i just don’t know how to divide numbers that don’t go into each other
just remember to change the sign back at the end
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oh i see!!! i really need to start learning how to divide numbers that don’t go into each other
No problem! Once you get used to algebraic division, this'll be a breeze
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oh i see!!! i really need to start learning how to divide numbers that don’t go into each other
The fraction is 10/4 which can be simplified to 5/2 then if you write that as a mixed number it’s 2 1/2 which is the same as 2.5
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oh i just don’t know how to divide numbers that don’t go into each other
You need to learn how to do that.

You can leave it as a fraction though - just divide out common factors:

\frac{10}{4}=\frac{5*2}{2*2}= \frac{5}{2}

To get this to a decimal, you can multiply by 10, divide, then move the decimal point to divide by 10:

\frac{50}{2}=25

\therefore \frac{5}{2} = \frac{\frac{50}{10}}{2} = \frac{\frac{50}{2}}{10}=\frac{25  }{10}=2.5
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to put things simply, just find a number that both the top and bottom number will divide into when simplifying a fraction and keep doing this until both top and bottom have no other common multiples.
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just remember to change the sign back at the end
and the equal sign is what?

(Original post by dxnixl)
No problem! Once you get used to algebraic division, this'll be a breeze
seems hard . thanks

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The fraction is 10/4 which can be simplified to 5/2 then if you write that as a mixed number it’s 2 1/2 which is the same as 2.5
why is it 10/4 and not 4/10?

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You need to learn how to do that.

You can leave it as a fraction though - just divide out common factors:

\frac{10}{4}=\frac{5*2}{2*2}= \frac{5}{2}

To get this to a decimal, you can multiply by 10, divide, then move the decimal point to divide by 10:

\frac{50}{2}=25

\therefore \frac{5}{2} = \frac{\frac{50}{10}}{2} = \frac{\frac{50}{2}}{10}=\frac{25  }{10}=2.5
i don’t get the last part whatsoever. i’ll watch a video on it
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to put things simply, just find a number that both the top and bottom number will divide into when simplifying a fraction and keep doing this until both top and bottom have no other common multiples.
2/5 is what i would’ve put
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why is it 10/4 and not 4/10?
The fraction sign is basically the same as the divide sign

So:
10 divided by 4 = 10 / 4

Just replace the 'divided by' with the fraction sign
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and the equal sign is what?


seems hard . thanks


why is it 10/4 and not 4/10?


i don’t get the last part whatsoever. i’ll watch a video on it
4x > 10

Here you need to "divide both sides by 4" to get rid of the 4 on the left. So you get

x > 10/4

10/4 means "10 divided by 4". The line in the middle of a fraction means the same as "divided by".
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Just watch the first few minutes of this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YcE_D78fGE
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