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Can someone PLEASE answer this equation PLEASE?!

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6^2=4(x+4)

asked Mar 8, 2013 in PRE-ALGEBRA by abstain12 Apprentice

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The equation is 62 = 4(x + 4).

6 * 6 = 4(x + 4)

36 = 4(x + 4)

Apply distributive property of addition : a(b + c) = ab + ac.

36 = 4x + 16

subtract 16 from each side.

4x + 16 - 16 = 36 - 16

Apply additive inverse property : a + (- a) = 0.

4x = 20

Divide each side by 4.

4x/4 = 20/4

x = 5.

answered Aug 1, 2014 by lilly Expert

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