Here is a hanger:
- Write an equation to represent the hanger.
- Solve the equation by reasoning about the equation or the hanger. Explain your reasoning.
Explain how each part of the equation \(9=3(x+2)\) is represented in the hanger.
- the equal sign
Select the word from the following list that best describes each situation.
Clare drew this diagram to match the equation \(2x+16=50\), but she got the wrong solution as a result of using this diagram.
- What value for \(x\) can be found using the diagram?
- Show how to fix Clare’s diagram to correctly match the equation.
- Use the new diagram to find a correct value for \(x\).
- Explain the mistake Clare made when she drew her diagram.