### Scribe Post for Feburary 2, 2009

Hey guys. Happy ground hog day!

Anyway, today in class we took a test. It mostly had word problems.

We also did page 50, questions 1 - 6. This is homework by the way. He showed us how to do the first two questions in class. Here they are:

Anyway, today in class we took a test. It mostly had word problems.

We also did page 50, questions 1 - 6. This is homework by the way. He showed us how to do the first two questions in class. Here they are:

x + 3 (x + 4) = 20

Now do the distributive property for the following things in red:

x + 3 (x + 4) = 20

You have to multiply the 3 with the x and the 4, so now it looks like this:

x + 3x + 12 = 20

Combine the x and the 3x (like terms):

4x + 12 = 20

Get rid of the constant by adding negative 12 to both sides:

4x + 12 = 20

- 12 - 12

Now the question is 4x = 8. Isolate the variable by dividing the 4:

4x / 4 = 8 / 4

You are now left with the answer of:

x = 2

Remember to verify!

The second question he gave us was:

6 ( y - 1) + 8 = 32

Do the distributive property:

6y - 6 + 8 = 32

Now combine the like terms, which in this case are the constants:

6y + 2 = 32

Get rid of the constant by adding negative 2 to both sides:

6y + 2 = 32

- 2 - 2

Now isolate the variable by dividing both sides by 6:

6y / 6 = 30 / 6

Your answer is:

y = 5

REMEMBER TO VERIFY!

Anyway, I hope that was even just a little bit helpful. Thank you SO much for reading my post! Remember that the homework is page 50, questions 1 - 6. Thank you! Please comment.

By the way, I choose Elmane to be the next scribe!

## 5 Responses to "Scribe Post for Feburary 2, 2009"

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