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# If x ≠ 0, what is the value of b when x = a(b + c) ?

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If x ≠ 0, what is the value of b when x = a(b + c) ?

A. c − a/x
B. x/a − c
C. ax – c
D. ax + c
E. x – ac

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28 Feb 2019, 06:38
Bunuel wrote:
If x ≠ 0, what is the value of b when x = a(b + c) ?

A. c − a/x
B. x/a − c
C. ax – c
D. ax + c
E. x – ac

solve for expression
we get
x/a − c
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28 Feb 2019, 12:28
Bunuel wrote:
If x ≠ 0, what is the value of b when x = a(b + c) ?

A. c − a/x
B. x/a − c
C. ax – c
D. ax + c
E. x – ac

Given ,

x = a( b + c)

x/a = b + c

x/a - c = b.

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