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Posted by T.Gracken on October 02, 2002 at 20:02:59:

In Reply to: Trouble with answer key!!!!!!!!!!!!!! posted by Jmiah on October 02, 2002 at 18:25:23:

: These are problems in my math book for which I got different answers than the answer key. However, I can not find my mistake, nor can I figure out how they got what they did. Please help!!

: 1. (6/9)*2-9y=8(y-4+7)

since you did not show any of your proceedure it is near impossible to point out your "flaw". However, I will attempt to explain the proper procedure and you can go from there...

first: eliminate parenthesis (use distributive property)

you get (6/9)*2-9y=8(y-4+7)

=(2/3)*2 - 9y = 8y - 32 + 56 ...[I also reduced the 6/9 to 2/3 since I noticed it] ...yes there are also other things you could do BUT I DIDN"T!

sorry...it just seems silly to learn all the little tricks...

simplify each side as much as you can and you should get

4/3 - 9y = 8y + 24

(add 9y to both sides and subtract 24 from both sides to get):

4/3 - 24 = 17y

which is the same as

-68/3 = 17y

now divide both sides by 17 and you have

y = -4/3

NOTE!!!!!!!!! the answer you gave from the text (-68/51) reduces to -4/3. So tell your teacher to get a book that at least completes the problem so you know if you have the correct answer. [...unfortunately, your answer was not even close or we might have had a really good time with your teacher. they really can be confused if you you know the topic.]

: 2. ([4*8-5=2]^2)-(3-6-(7^2)*9

: If you see a flaw in the logic of either, please tell me.

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