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How do I solve: 6(h - 4) = 0

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paula0411 | eNoter

Posted September 30, 2012 at 8:23 PM via web

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How do I solve: 6(h - 4) = 0

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akvaughn | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM (Answer #1)

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Remember because it is an equation, both sides must be equal in this case that is 0.  Following the rules of equations, you must complete the parenthetical first.

6(h-4) = 0

6h - 24 = 0

6h = 24

h = 24/6

h = 4

check the answer: 6(4-4) = 0

                          6(0)  = 0

                             0 = 0

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tub51463 | Middle School Teacher | eNoter

Posted September 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM (Answer #2)

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Your original equation is 6(h-4)=0

The first step is to use the distributive property.  In doing so, we distribute the 6 in the following way:

       6*h - 6*4 = 0

Next, we simplify the multiplication as follows:

     6h - 24 = 0

Now remember our goal is to get h by itself.  So first, we need to get rid of any subtraction or addition by doing the following:

     6h - 24 + 24 = 0 + 24

*remember, we need to keep the equation balanced, so when we add or subtract from one side, we need to do it to the other side too!

Now we simplify and get:

     6h = 24

To get the h by itself, we must get rid of the multiplication by 6.  The opposite of multiplication is division, so we will want to divide.  Also, since we are going to divide on one side, in order to keep it balanced we must divide on the other side too! We have the following:

     6h / 6 = 24 / 6

Simplifying, we have:

     6/6 h = 4

and 6/6 simplifies to equal 1 so we have:

     1h = 4

thus, h=4

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love-shakespeare | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted October 1, 2012 at 5:28 PM (Answer #4)

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Okay so as you can see the quation has brackets, which you can expand.

So, 6(h-4)=0
Is,  6h-24=0 exapnded.
You need the letters on one side, and numbers on the other to solve for h.
So you now have, 6h=+24 (now positive because taken to the other side).
Now you have to divide 6 from both sides because we don't need it and we want to get h=something.
So, 6h=24
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       6    6

6 from 6h get's cancelled and you end up with 24  which is 4.
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                                                                   6

So, h=4

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nanitrajko | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 21, 2012 at 4:38 PM (Answer #5)

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first you take 6 and distribute it to the h and -4. they you multiply the 6 and h which is 6h. then you multiply the 6 and -4 which is -24 so you have 6h-24=0. then you add 24 to 0 which is 24. they take 6h=24 and divde 6 on both sides. your answer would be h=4.

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mproxas | Student | eNoter

Posted October 22, 2012 at 1:21 PM (Answer #6)

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6(h-4)=0

=> 6h-24=0

=> 6h=24

=> h=4

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degeneratecircle | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:04 AM (Answer #3)

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Just wanted to add that you don't have to distribute first. It's also fine to divide both sides by 6, getting `h-4=0.` Then adding 4 to both sides gives `h=4.`

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atyourservice | Student , Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted February 23, 2014 at 4:45 PM (Answer #8)

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 6(h - 4) = 0   distribute the 6

6h-24=0  add 24

6h=24 divide by 6

h=4

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justaguide | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 30, 2012 at 8:31 PM (Answer #7)

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The equation 6(h - 4) = 0 has to be solved.

6(h - 4) = 0

=> h = 4

The solution of 6(h - 4) = 0 is h = 4

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