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Maths equations homework help needed please

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NewYearNewNickname Tue 21-Mar-17 18:03:54

The questions we are not certain on are

ab + b + 3ab

I can't decide if the correct answer is 4ab + b or if it is 4a + 5b.

Then another one we are not sure about is

3 (x - 2) = 9.

I think it might be
3x - 6 = 9
3x = 9 + 6
3x = 15
X = 5

TIA from a slightly embarrassed Mum who used to be good at maths but has clearly forgotten it all!!!

SoupDragon Tue 21-Mar-17 18:05:26

I would say 4ab + b and your second one is right

TimelineOfEvents Tue 21-Mar-17 18:05:37

4ab + b

And x = 4

TheMysteriousJackelope Tue 21-Mar-17 18:06:29

Is the first one asking you to simplify the expression? In which case it will be b + 4ab.

The second one is (in excruciating detail)
3(x-2) = 9
3x - 6 = 9
3x -6 +6 = 9 + 6
3x + 0 = 15
3x/3 = 15/3
x = 5

TimelineOfEvents Tue 21-Mar-17 18:06:30

Oh wait! I mean 5! So yes, you are correct.

NewYearNewNickname Tue 21-Mar-17 18:10:50

Thank you so much for quick replies everyone, I was obviously just doubting my maths ability!!!

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