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whats j+4=-17

Apr 30, 2020

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Go to khan academy and search "basic rearrangement".

Oops that doesn't work..

Try this: and when you do, reply

What can you do to both sides of the equation in order to keep the j "alone" on one side, but still keep the equation equal?

Apr 30, 2020
edited by hugomimihu  Apr 30, 2020
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Sidenote here for the question-asker: This method is called "isolating the variable", and it will pop up for the remainder of your schoolwork, all the way up to middle school and beyond!

CentsLord  Apr 30, 2020
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yup really useful, just in case asker didint' know didn't want a message saying

"whatdoyoumean by isolate"

you know what i mean lol?

hugomimihu  Apr 30, 2020
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It means to bring the variable on one side and to the constants on the other side essentially.

VVoidSmiley69  Apr 30, 2020
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Yeah "isolate" it to one side, put it in quarantine, whatever you want to call it.

hugomimihu  Apr 30, 2020
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Yes! "Quarantine" the variable.

CentsLord  Apr 30, 2020
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j+4=17

The first step get rid of the numbers

j=17+4

Simplify the right side

j=21

Here to help

:D

Apr 30, 2020
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Check again, LuckyDucky......I think the right side  is  - 17  instead of 17

CPhill  Apr 30, 2020
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Oh oops I did not see that imma try it agian

j+4=-17

j=-17+4

j=-13

CPhill Is that correct?

LuckyDucky  Apr 30, 2020
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-17 - 4   =  -21   =  j

CPhill  Apr 30, 2020