MATH SOLVE

2 months ago

Q:
# In what step is there first an error. Please explain the error and how to correctly work the problem.Given: 2(10-13x)+9x=-34x+60Step 1: 17x=-34x+40Step 2: 17x=-34x+40Step 3: 51x = 40Step 4: x=40/51 (This is a LOT of points please be thorough)

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A:

2(10-13x) +9x = -34x +60Distributive property:20 -26x +9x = -34x +60Simplify:20 -17x = -34x +60Subtract 20 from both sides:-17x = -34x -40The error is in step 1, the 17x should be -17x