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# Please don't tell the answer but I could use a asssit

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I had the problem 2.5x + 8 = 1.5x - 12

I first gathered like terms

I ended up having 1x because when carring over 1.5x from the right you sub tract

then I had a 8 I was curious if I keep the twelve on the side then subtract eight from it because thats what I did

and I got 4 then I divided 4 by 1 and got four I concluded x was four but got it wrong

what step did I mess up on?

PLEASE THOUGH NO ANSWER I WOUL JUST LIKE TO BE HINTED ON WHAT TO FIX.

Mar 4, 2019
edited by HiylinLink  Mar 4, 2019

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you forgot the negative with the 12

Mar 4, 2019
edited by YourNameHereee  Mar 4, 2019
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i would have started with moving the right 1.5x to the left then move the left 8 to the right, but i dont know how I could help without giving a answer in someway shape or form

correct me if im wrong

Mar 4, 2019
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I'm just not asking for you to physically stae the answer but point me in the right direction. yup so I did like terms but when I do the -12 and the eight do I leave the -12 there and subtract 8?

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it would be -12 - 8

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which in turn would leave me with negative 20 then I divide that by positive 4 and would I get a positive five or a negitive?

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2.5x - 1.5x what does that give you first of all

i need that currently

Mar 4, 2019
edited by CreatorRozen  Mar 4, 2019
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okay well when carring like terms from the other side of the problem you would have to subtract which would be

1x

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which would give you just x

CreatorRozen  Mar 4, 2019
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No, here is the final step to your answer 1x = -20, I’m pretty sure you can take it from here

Mar 4, 2019
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oooooh yeah I definetly  could thanks YNH : ) : ) now i see my mistake.

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You’re welcome, sorry wasn’t tryin to compete CreatorRozen

Mar 4, 2019
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its okay :P

we are just helping out the best we can

CreatorRozen  Mar 4, 2019
edited by CreatorRozen  Mar 4, 2019
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Yup I appreciate both of your efforts Thanks I didn't really want a direct answer because this is really a place to help people find the answer not give them it LOL so I was curious on were I should go with that problem....THANKS : )

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Good Luck figuring out the rest Link

Mar 4, 2019
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Ha very funny..thanks LOL

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Okay saying link is going alittle far wodint you say LOL!!!

I mean he is the hero of time and it is just that how do you know this guy or girl is the hero of time!!!!!!!!!

Nickolas  Mar 4, 2019
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Uh ooooo I better go he or she is responding !!!!!!!

Nickolas  Mar 4, 2019
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Thanks for your mild humor but this isn't a chating area if you would like to chat use private message.

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lacichubean  Mar 6, 2019
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Remeber this: When given a problem with subtraction, DO NOT do subtraction. Whatever is the constant is, change it into a negative. (I may be bad at algebra, but I know that much I could give a small hint)

Mar 6, 2019
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Thank you thats an appricated hint yup I kow my inverse operations good just get confused when I have a few more steps LOL