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What answer are you guys getting for this math equation ? 2(x+19)=171-17(x-19)

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    crystaalroseposted 8 years ago

    What answer are you guys getting for this math equation ?
    2(x+19)=171-17(x-19)

    I keep...

    getting 24 but in my answer key it says the answer is 6. What exactly am I doing wrong? Can someone solve it step by step ? please. Appreciated.

  2. dabeaner profile image57
    dabeanerposted 8 years ago

    Your x = 24 is correct.  If you then used a calculator, and got x = 6 looks like you didn't get the parentheses right.  Or something.

  3. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    2(x+19)=171-17(x-19)
    2X+38=171-(17X-323)
    2X+38=171-17X+323
    19X=171-38+323
    19X=456
    X=456/19=24
    The answer is X=24

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    sunnyraghvendraposted 8 years ago

    expanding it.... 2x + 38= 171-17x +323(because -17 multiplied by -19 equals +323)
    transporting 17x to left hand side
    2x+17x=171+323-38(transporting 38 to right hand side)
    19x = 456
    x= 24.
    your answer key is wrong!!!!!

  5. Anonemuss profile image89
    Anonemussposted 7 years ago

    Odd, but I also got 24. Perhaps there was a typo in the book or you were looking at the wrong question?

 
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