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.**

HiylinLink 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

CreatorRozen Mar 4, 2019

#3**-4 **

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?

HiylinLink
Mar 4, 2019

#4

#5**-4 **

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?

HiylinLink
Mar 4, 2019

#6

#7**-5 **

okay well when carring like terms from the other side of the problem you would have to subtract which would be

1x

HiylinLink
Mar 4, 2019

#8**0 **

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

YourNameHereee Mar 4, 2019

#11

#15**-4 **

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 : )**

HiylinLink
Mar 4, 2019

#12

#16**-5 **

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

#18**-4 **

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

HiylinLink
Mar 4, 2019

#20**0 **

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)

lacichubean Mar 6, 2019

#21**-4 **

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

HiylinLink
Mar 6, 2019