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If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
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If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7? A. 8 B. 8 and 24 C. 17 D. 12 and 29 E. 17 and 29
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Originally posted by rsanchez on 09 Nov 2005, 23:47.
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Re: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
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10 Nov 2005, 01:07
FYI, this really should be posted in the Math Questions section.
4x(x/4 + 24/x = 5)
x^2 + 96 = 20x
x^2  20x + 96 = 0
(x8)(x12) = 0
x = 8 or 12
If f(x) = 3x7
f(8) = 3*8  7 = 17
f(12) = 3*12  7 = 29
Answer number 5 is correct.



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10 Nov 2005, 14:20
BumblebeeMan wrote: FYI, this really should be posted in the Math Questions section.
4x(x/4 + 24/x = 5) x^2 + 96 = 20x x^2  20x + 96 = 0 (x8)(x12) = 0 x = 8 or 12
If f(x) = 3x7 f(8) = 3*8  7 = 17 f(12) = 3*12  7 = 29
Answer number 5 is correct.
I got the same thing E is the answer 29 or 17
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10 Nov 2005, 18:08
x^2  20x + 96 = 0
(x8)(x12) = 0
x = 8 or 12
substituting these values in 3x  7 gives us answer choice 5.



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10 Nov 2005, 18:35
rsanchez wrote: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x7?
1: 8 2: 8 and 24 3: 17 4: 12 and 29 5: 17 and 29
any takers?
x/4 + 24/x = 5 => x^220x+96 = 0
x could be either 12 or 8
thus 3x7 could be either 29 or 17
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10 Nov 2005, 21:35
solving for x and substituing in 3x7 would give the answer E.



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01 Dec 2014, 00:14
\(\frac{x}{4} + \frac{24}{x} = 5\) \(\frac{x^2+96}{4x} = 5\) \(x^2  20x + 96 = 0\) x = 12 OR x = 8 3x7 = 17 OR 29 Answer = E
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23 Sep 2016, 07:59
given expression can bededuced to x^2 20x+96 =0 => x values are 8 and 12
substituting 8 and 12 in the 3x7 gives 17 and 29 respectively



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rsanchez wrote: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
A. 8 B. 8 and 24 C. 17 D. 12 and 29 E. 17 and 29 Hi, Another way for those who have difficulty in factorising.. Check for values of 3x7.. A) 3x7=8....x=5 substitute in the equation.. You don't get 5 .. B) same as A.. C) 17=3x7.....x=8 Substitute in equation.. 8/4 + 24/8 = 2+3=5.. correct. SO 17 is correct and thus we can check for choices where 17 is a choice.. So we can skip D D) 12=3x7... substitute and you don't get 5 E) 17 is correct,lets check 29.. 3x7=29...x=12.. Substitute in equation 12/4 + 24/12 = 3+2=5.. correct E
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rsanchez wrote: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
A. 8 B. 8 and 24 C. 17 D. 12 and 29 E. 17 and 29 Responding to a PM Quote: Hey!
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I'm having a little trouble with reapplying above equation out of a fraction format, may you kindly stepbystep, show me how to do this please? I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks in advance \(\frac{x}{4} + \frac{24}{x} = 5\)... Get the LCM of denominators of two fractions  4 and x, so LCM is 4x... so LHS = \(\frac{x}{4} + \frac{24}{x} = \frac{x*x+4*24}{4x}=\frac{x^2+96}{4x}=5\) = RHS now multiply both sides by 4x... \(\frac{x^2+96}{4x}=5............\frac{x^2+96}{4x}*4x=5*4x.........x^2+96=20x...........x^220x+96=0............x^212x8x+96=0...........x(x12)8(x12)=0............(x12)(x8)=0\), so x can be 12 or 8 1) x=12, 3x7=3*127=367=29 2) x=8, 3x7=3*87=247=17 so E
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Re: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
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rsanchez wrote: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
A. 8 B. 8 and 24 C. 17 D. 12 and 29 E. 17 and 29 We can eliminate options by back solving. The good thing is that multiple options have the same value so it makes the process faster. But mind you, all calculations I am showing below need to be done orally. Else, this method is not worth it and you might as well make a quadratic and solve. The options give the values of 3x  7. If 3x  7 = 8, x = 5 5/4 + 24/5 do not give an integer. Hence eliminate (A) and (B) If 3x  7 = 17, x = 8 8/4 + 24/8 = 5 (Fits) If 3x  7 = 29, x = 12 12/4 + 24/12 = 5 (Fits) Answer (E)
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rsanchez wrote: If x/4 + 24/x = 5, what are the values of 3x  7?
A. 8 B. 8 and 24 C. 17 D. 12 and 29 E. 17 and 29 x/4 + 24/x = 5 \(x^2 + 96 = 20x\) \(x^2  20x + 96 = 0\) \(x^2  12x  8x + 96 = 0\) \((x  12) (x  8) = 0\) x = 12,8 3x  7 = 29, 17 Answer E
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