#1**0 **

\(0.25r-0.125+0.5r=0.5+r\)** First, you combine like terms.**

\((0.25r+0.5r)-0.125=0.5+r\)

\(0.75r-0.125=0.5+r\)** Then, you subtract r from both sides.**

__- r = - r__

\(-0.25r-0.125=0.5\)** Then, you subtract 0.125 from both sides.**

** - 0.125 = -0.125**

**\(-0.25r=0.375\) Then, because you can't have a neagtive**

** variable, you multiply both sides by -1.**

\(-0.25r*-1=0.375*-1\)

\(0.25r=-0.377\) **Finally**,** you divide both sides by 0.25.**

**\(\frac{0.25r}{0.25}=\frac{-0.375}{0.25}\)**

**\(r=-1.5\)**

**Hope this helps!**

**-RedGlasses **

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#4**0 **

It took me a long time to spot the error in your calculation, but I finally found it! By the way, alignment is always a tricky subject, but you did very well!

However, here is where your error was made. Now, my alignment skills are not up to par either, so bare with me please:

\(-0.25r-0.125=0.5\)

-0.125 -0.125

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\(-0.25r=\hspace{1cm}0.375\)

However, this is incorrect. It should be the following!

\(-0.25r-0.125=0.5\)

+0.125 +0.125

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\(-0.25r=\textcolor{red}{0.625}\)

Now, when you solve from here, you will get that \(r=-2.5\).

TheXSquaredFactor
Sep 12, 2017

#2**0 **

I'm sorry, I tried to make all of the words line up, but they didn't. I hope all of what I just said makes sense.

-RedGlasses

RedGlasses Sep 12, 2017