David T.

asked • 02/15/19

I need help understanding this math problem.

Hi, I'm trying to pass my GED Math test. It's literally the only test I need to pass, but math problems like this one really tend to discourage me.


48x+32y

32


The way I have it is as the long division format.


x+y

32 |48x+32y

-32x+32y

16x


Am I doing this correctly?

I checked the answer key, and apparently the answer looks like this;

3x +y

2


I don't know how to get the answer 3x over 2, but I do have the +y correct, it seems.


Please help me understand.

Thank you.

1 Expert Answer

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Rich G. answered • 02/15/19

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