# math

By Caseygodwin2

@Caseygodwin2 (1)

United States

11 responses

@goergineo (1498)

• Jordan

16 May 08

well, I am not good in math but I think I am gonna give it a shot.
5x-8y-(x+3)+4(x-2y)= (x+3)+4(x-2y)-(-(5x-8y))
(x+3)+4(x-2y)-(-(5x-8y))= 5x-8y-(x+3)+4(x-2y)
not I think you can add both sides of both equations
5x-8y-(x+3)+4(x-2y)+ (x+3)+4(x-2y)-(-(5x-8y))
=
(x+3)+4(x-2y)-(-(5x-8y))+ 5x-8y-(x+3)+4(x-2y)
all in all;
0 = 0
so I think it 0.
I am not good at math but I think I gave it a good shot. hope this is right.
good louck

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@goergineo (1498)

• Jordan

16 May 08

I was joking. It is easy man.
previous mylotters gave you the answer.
good luck and you have my best wishes.

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@Anne18 (11034)

•

15 May 08

Oh my goodness. Maths was never my strong point at school, failed my maths exams, and i can't do big numbers!!! good job I don't do the banking in our house!!!
I am wondering why you need to know the answer to this maths question?? I hope you are not cheating with your maths homework!!!
What do the y's and x's mean anyway?

@Alnitak (423)

• Italy

15 May 08

I guess that's what he was doing :D
X and Y are the 'unknown quantities' (or variables, I guess). They're like hidden numbers to find out and when thy're written right next a number it means that it's a multiplication.
For example
3x = 12
means that you have to find the number that multiplied for 3 gives 12.

@abdulmajeed (75)

• India

20 May 08

5x-8y-(x+3)+4(x-2y)
=5x-8y-x-3+4x-8y ( opening the brackets)
=9x-x-16y -3 (adding and subtracting the like terms
=8x -16y -3 (Ans.) is the final solution of the given problem

@shyloo (109)

• Philippines

20 May 08

You just have to do some groupings or transposition if it'll help you see the solution better...
5x - (x+3)+ 4(x-2y) = 8y
5x - x - 3 + 4x - 8y = 8y
8x -3 - 8y = 8y
8x - 3 = 16y
There's your answer.
Learning Algebra is just easy. Some find it difficult, or I guess distracted because of the variables and the positive/negative signs. But dont let it fool you! ('v')

@rupturetissue (114)

• India

16 May 08

simple first follow the set of BODMAS(bracket operation, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction)
so following this we have
step 1:
bracket operation
so we get 5x-8y-x-3+4x-8y
step 2:
terms of the same type are kept together
5x-x+4x-8y-8y-3
step 3:
addition
8x-16y-3

@checapricorn (16065)

• United States

15 May 08

Someone gave the correct answer already! I will just explain the process in a simple and short cut way:
eliminating the parenthesis first by distributive property then combine similar terms guided with the law of integers!