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Solve. -2(z-(1)/(7))=-3z don't know how to do this

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you distribute the 2 to everything in the paranthises and you goet -2z+-2/-14=-3z, then you add the -2z to both sides and you get -2/-14=-z, then you do -2/-14 which is -1/7=-z, then multiply both sides by -1 to get -(-1/7)=-(-z) which then gives you z=1/7

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Ask.com is not a place where we do hw for other people... For this problem, you need to be familiar with PEMDAS and the properties. I suggest you go to pwcgov.org and go to their free online hw help section!!

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I think you are saying -2(z-(1/7))=-3z
if this is the case, first get rid of the parenthesis to give
-2*z -2*-(1/7)=-3z
to give
-2Z+2/7=-3Z
add 2Z to both sides to give
2/7=Z
Does this make sense? Any questions?

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Yes it does thanks
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wrong answer because the 1 and the 7 where in seprate parenthesis so you have to distribute the -2 to all three numbers
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the only way I can see your original equation being what they meant was if they are oblivious on how to copy right from the book
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I wouldn't be so quick to judge others so harshly. If you notice I began my answer with I think you are saying this, and IF this is the case THEN. Also I don't think the asker is clueless. But it is often difficult to express mathematical terms with this basic text format. I would be interested in learning the actual answer to see which interpratation of the orignal linear equation is correct.
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